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Mar 15, 2017 - March 15, 2017 – Cruising the Coral Sea

March 15, 2017 – Cruising the Coral Sea This has been a quiet day. We attended the lecture this morning about Komodo dragons, and that is about as constructive as I’ve been. Patsy went to the needlework group. For lunch we did a progressive tour of the ship starting in the Grand Dining Room with an escargot appetizer for each of us, soup for Patsy and a Boston lettuce salad with blue cheese for Joyce. Next we stopped by the Barrista Coffee bar and picked up some almond biscotti which we took to the Terrace Buffet. There we ate more lunch...

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Mar 14, 2017 - March 14, 2017 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

March 14, 2017 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Port Moresby is referred to as the Pom City or just Moresby. It is the capital and largest city in Papua New Guinea. It emerged as a trade center during the 2d half of the 19th century. It was a prime objective of the Japanese Army in 1942-1943. If it could be captured, it would serve as a staging point and air base to cut off Australia from Southeast Asia and the Americas. Here’s the information about it from Wikipedia: The Mountain people of the area now known as Port Moresby traded their...

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Feb 11, 2016 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

We spent a couple days in Cairns, Australia before flying up to Port Moresby (POM henceforth), Papua New Guinea (PNG henceforth). Cairns was a hot, humid beach town. So hot that we were not inclined to spend much time outside. Unfortunately the large number of drunks wandering about at night were aboriginals; Cairns had a larger aboriginal population than any city we've seen since Alice Springs. The farmers market was large, well stocked, and had great quality for inexpensive prices. On the last night there I found a great Blues Music bar...

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Nov 3, 2013 - Papua New Guinea

There has been little to no economic development in Papua New Guinea. Parts of the island use only primitive tools, despite the world advancing far beyond such technology. With these primitive tools, farming and other practices do not advance to the point where an economy can develop, and the focus of the people of Papua New Guinea is only on surviving and not prospering economically. Parts of the country did utilize modern technology, but the people who lived in the highlands did not have access to the technology which has spread so...

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Oct 7, 2013 - Papua New Guinea

The documentary of Papua New Guinea was very interesting in that it very accurately explains the results of simple geographpy and its effects on poverty. Although it is doutbful people still live as they did thousands of years ago in Papua New Guinea, it is still one of the places that is still the most closely related to what it was thousands of years ago. By its geography, the only animal useful for herding is the pig. It is useful, but unlike bulls, horses, and other such cattle, it is unable to produce much manlabour. Papau New Guinea...

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Sep 26, 2013 - Papua New Guinea

In the film "Guns Germs & Steel", the economic development of Papua New Guinea is very low, it could even be said that it's not developed at all, as portrayed in the film. The documentary profiled people in the highlands of Papua New Guinea using primitive technology such as stone tools, bows and arrows, and boats made of tree trunks. Though most of Papua New Guinea is portrayed to be undeveloped in the film, parts of the country are shown which are more developed. People were shown having more advanced technology such as cars. It seems as...

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Jun 2, 2013 - PNG!

Into Port Moresby. The airport was partly air conditioned and partly really hot! Upper 80s at least, After going through customs with no problems we waited in line in a small room labeled “Domestic Transfers.” Well, one worker and literally a pile of suitcases at the belt’s exit from the room – she kept piling them on. We finally got out tickets and off to… well, we had no idea where. After a coupe false starts we were told – the other terminal. We made our way and after asking three or four people finally found the place. Had our boarding...

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