Papua New Guinea

Napatana Lodge  All natural Napatana Lodge - Milne Bay - August 2007 Napatana Lodge  My accomodation in Milne Bay for the next couple of days. Port Moresby  Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea  - September 2007 Tree Kangaroo  This animal is a tree kangaroo, named so because it mostly resides in trees - Port Moresby - September 2007
Melanesian art Alotau  In the territorial waters north of PNG as Papua New Guinea is often reffered too, spectacular coral reefs are home to the world's most amazing marine life. Skeleton People The Skeleton People
Papua New Guinea early morning Eddy and Local dude  A local farmer who showed me the way to the falls - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 16, 2007 Barehand Fishing Barehand Fishing
Barehand Fishing PNG Countryside Mount Hagen  Traveling to and within Papua New Guinea is expensive, very expensive. I decided not to follow a group tour, nor any organized package tour but instead completely alone, independent and therefor much more flexible. Mount Hagen  Papua New Guinea shares the island with the Indonesian province of West Papua. Apart from that, numerous islands and atolls in the Coral sea are part of this tropical paradise.
Mount Hagen  Two young ladies happy to stand model for this white stranger - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mount Hagen  Beautifully decorated, but sometimes there's a lot of fun at the showgrounds as well - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mount Hagen  Girls talk at Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mt Hagen  Shell decorations - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007
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Enga Province  The most colourful people in the world can be seen here at Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province  Bright colours, great outfit - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province  These kind of sing sing festivals not only draws visitors from around the world but locals as well - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province
Enga Province Enga Province  Throughout the Highlands women are traditionally distrusted by men - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province  The annual Sing Sing as this event is called, is a contest between the groups. The winner can usually perform during the following year in the bigger hotels - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province  Some of the men have their nose pierced with bones, feathers or anything which goes along - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007
Enga Province  Around their neck, bunches of shells - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province  Contrary to some other countries, PNG people like to have their picture taken but out of respect, always ask first - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province  The Huli people decorate themselves with feathers of the gorgeous Birds of Paradise - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province  The Huli wigmen of Tari paint their bodies with bright red and yellow clay - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007
Enga Province Enga Province  See also the "Papua New Guinea Faces" chapter for more portraits Enga Province Enga Province  Taking care of younger brother - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 16, 2007
Enga Province  Leaving the scene - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 16, 2007 Mount Hagen  Cool motley crew - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mount Hagen  For lively sound and vision, please see the digital videoclips as well - See "The Video Channel" on main page - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mount Hagen  Some Melanesian men have two or more wives - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007
Mount Hagen  This fellah had a hard time to pass through the door - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mount Hagen  Pretty young Melanesian lady - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mount hagen  Native musician Mount Hagen  You can photograph the most exotic people imaginable at the annual Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007
Mount Hagen  Those who venture to this gathering of the tribes say it’s one of the most memorable travel experiences available - Mount Hagen Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - August 18, 2007 Mount Hagen  For the cultured traveler PNG must be the absolute top that our planet has to offer. Enga Province  Each year, the third weekend of august, clans of different areas in Papua New Guinea gather together during the annual Mt Hagen sing sing show. This visual beauty has been covered by magazines around the world, Goroka  Only few people are fortunate to be witness of this spectacle that brings together the famous Huli dancers of Tari in the Southern Highlands, The Skeleton people, The Asaro Mudmen and many others alike.
East Cape  Catch of the day near East Cape - Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea - August 4, 2007 Mount Hagen  If you want to read my entire trip report, please see "The Travel Blogs" on main page Enga Province Enga-5  Around their neck, bunches of shells - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007
Enga Province  With more then 820 indigenous languages spoken between 5,800,000 inhabitants who lives in clans scattered throughout the highlands, one can visit remote areas such as Tari, the Sepik region or the Trobriand Islands for an cultural encounter, nowhere else to find on the globe. Enga Province enga Province  Cool yellow dude - Huli Wigmen Enga Province  This year, in 2007 some 300 visitors from around the world were so lucky to attend one of the biggest and most colourful events in the world... The annual Mount Hagen show. I was so fortunate to be one of them.
Enga Province  They are not just entertainers - their dancing and decorations are steeped in ancient culture. This year -2007- after 2 years of doing deep research of the region, reading hundreds of related webpages and bying complicated airtickets, I had prepared myself to expect the unexpected Enga Province Papua New Guinea countryside  I noticed this item for sale on the side of the road. I heard it was a second hand, only used once. Full option with window. Enga Province  Tribal fighting is still common in and around Mendi - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007
Enga Province Enga Province  Sharing a bit if popcorn - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province Enga Province
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Enga Province  I wonder who is looking who - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Enga Province Enga Province Lonely Fisherman
Eddy make friends with mayor Papua New Guinea countryside  No matter what age, thumbs up ! - Papua New Guinea - August 15, 2007 Port Moresby  All of the known species of birds of paradise are present here. Mount Hagen
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Enga Province Enga Province Enga Province  Having a chat - Enga Province - Papua New Guinea - August 12, 2007 Asaro  The warriors of the Asaro Mudmen who covered themselves traditionally in grey mud. Papua New Guinea - August 15, 2007
Asaro  Five warriors of the Asaro Mudmen Simbu Province  Picturesque village near Kundiawa - Simbu Province - Papua New Guinea - August 13, 2007 Simbu Province Papua New Guinea countryside
Papua New Guinea Countryside  It was a shock for both the Highlanders and the white men when they made first contact just a few decades ago - Papua New Guinea - August 16, 2007 Papua New Guinea Countryside  The Kumul Lodge - my accomodation for a few days. Papua New Guinea Countryside  Impression of the Highlands - Papua New Guinea - August 13, 2007 Port Moresby  Always ready to have their picture taken, even here in poor Hanuabada village - Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea - August 19, 2007
Port Moresby  Not a walkway to struggle in the night after a couple of beers if you want to make it back home safe. Port Moresby  The National symbol of PNG - The gorgeous Bird of Paradise - Papua New Guinea - August 20, 2007 Port Moresby  Hanuabada village is the original Motu village built out over the sea - Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea - August 19, 2007 Alotau  A group of dolphins near Alotau in Milne Bay - Papua New Guinea - August 5, 2007
Port Moresby Panorama  It is not recommended to wander around here on your own but I have never felt any danger - Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea - August 19, 2007 Goroka  Full van of locals plus one visitor jampacked for hours in a hot minibus on the way to Goroka Papua New Guinea countryside  Its the female who has to do the job in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea countryside  Compare the size of the waterfalls as you see the dude besides it