November 30, 2007
November 29, 2007
Group of Tourists from Poland visited Papua New Guinea.Our team took them around Port Moresby this morning before they departed to Singapore.
Photo: Polish tourists looking for a Raggiana Bird of Paradise at National Capital Botanical Garden, Port Moresby.
Dzie,kuje, bardzo !! (Thank you very much!! )
November 28, 2007
One of the interesting facts of Papua New Guinea is that there are more than 800 languages in the country, and so the culture is very much different.
In Highlands, the culture and life is totally different from the coastal people.
The photo is the courting ceremony of Chimbu people in Highlands of PNG.
In the olderen days, young boys and girls did not have chance to meet each other.
So the group of boys used to visit other village to meet the young girls, get togther, sit down next to each other, and dance until morning - traditional Disco !! - to find the future bride.
You can visit one of the tribes living near Goroka, and see the ceremony, or you may jump into the group and find the future partner ??
November 27, 2007
Papua New Guinea is surrounded by the Sea, and life of coastal people is still heavily depending on dug-out canoe: life not changed from thousands of years ago.
Milne Bay Province is made up of more than 600 islands and sea transportation is life-line for the villagers. The kids on the photo are tranporting fish back to their house for the dinner.
To showcase the canoe culture of Minle Bay Province & Papua New Guinea, Kundu & Canoe Festival is held annualy in November in Alotau, provincial capital of Milne Bay Province.
This year, apart from canoes from Minle Bay and PNG, we had visitors all the way from Hawaii, and the Festival is bigger & better every year !
Kundu & Canoe Festival is held 1st Weekend of November (Friday-Sunday).
Photo Below:War Canoe Racing is one of the Highlights of the Festival.
November 26, 2007
November 25, 2007
Birdwatchers from Germany visited Mt Hagen, Kiunga, Tabubil and were very lucky to avoid rains; while most parts of PNG had rain, everywhere they went was fine weather, and brought sunshine to Port Moresby !!!
It must be a German magic ??