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Feb 7, 2014 - Wewak, PNG

Our last stop in Papua New Guinea before crossing the border to Indonesia was Wewak, a coastal port. Although there was a lot of activity in town and in the bay, we could not use the pier and therefore the tender, so it was another "wet" landing. Barry and I got a little nervous when we landed because a group of passengers told us they had been pick pocketed in the market: someone grabbed sunglasses out of his trousers pocket. It was hot and pretty grimy, so we just walked about a bit. We saw lots of PMV's (public transportation vehicles);...

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Feb 6, 2014 - Kopar Village, Sepik River, PNG

There are two major rivers in Papua New Guinea, the Fly - which runs from the mountains south to empty into the Gulf of Papua - and the Sepik - which runs 700 miles from the mountains to the Bismark Sea in the north. Our destination today is the village of Kopar, just in the mouth of the Sepik. In fact, the Sea Dream is the first cruise ship to enter the river, and the people will be excited to see us. The overarching theme of the lower Sepik River is the crocodile. Estuarine Crocodiles, growing up to seven meters (23 feet) live in the...

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Jul 26, 2004 - Gone Feral

Seven trips to PNG over 16 years and I've never made it to the Sepik, one of the world's great rivers. This time I won't miss out. My schedule only allows a few days - but it's enough for a taste. I've afforded myself this one indulgence - while tourists are snorkelling, touring hinterlands and visiting villages, guidebook writers are in towns and on duty, checking hotels, restaurants, flight schedules, banks and postal facilities - it's a bit tragic really. In Wewak I contact a Sepik art broker about procuring a guide. She introduces me to...

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