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Feb 15, 2016 - Mt. Hagen & Kumul Lodge

Our flight from POM to Mount Hagen is scheduled to leave at 13:00, and we've been advised to be to the airport two hours before departure. So, we arrange with PAU staff to have the driver pick us up at 10:00 (for the 30 minute ride) so we have a bit of extra time if needed. At 10:30 the driver has still not arrived, AND no one answers any of the university phone numbers we call from the room phone. Luckily a woman staying in an adjacent apartment has a cell phone, knows the 'system', & a couple numbers to call, and the driver appears at...

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Jul 18, 2004 - 'Yu raitim buk bilong PNG?'

Working in PNG as an LP author is a different experience from authoring elsewhere. You can't slip into town pretending to be a tourist, and then go checking every hotel in town, writing notes against your knee on the footpath, checking your guidebook map walking apace every street, snapping photos and bailing up shop attendants asking for directions. You are the only tourist in town, everybody's watching - thousands of eyes, everywhere you look. But everybody would be watching whatever you did, so you just get on with it. People approach,...

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