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After having traveled around PNG for more than 3 weeks (my first visit), I would like to share some practical observations/experiences about travel in this great country, and answer some questions you might have before going.

Cost
Is the country expensive? It is certainly not a budget destination, but at the same time, not as expensive as some other travelers have reported here on TT. Much of your expenses are determined by how much comfort you want. Accommodation is certainly not cheap: I paid…

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We will be in Vanimo for the night of the 27/09 and I'm looking at accomodation alternatives to Sandaun Surf Motel and Vanimo Beach Hotel as they both sound grim and expensive. I've found a French 2016 travel guide which mentions 2 places called Silung Beach Resort Lodge and Varmoneh Sea Resort, both in Vanimo. But haven't come across them in any of my research. Is there anyone out there who's heard of them or stayed there? Any opinions would be appreciated.

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Crocodile Festival

For those interested a friend of mine has emailed me that the date of the Crocodile Festival will be on the 5-7 August. Worth a visit if you in on the Sepik!

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Hey Guys,

Can anyone help me/ give me advise on finding an accommodation for the Goroka show?

Thanks a million!
Gerry

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I live in Melbourne, Australia and I have 52 PNG Kina (Cash) for sale. I am asking AUD$25 for it. Leave a posting or message if you're interested in buying it.

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PNG Island Paradise??

Fellow travelers,

I plan to travel to PNG at some stage 2017 with my wife and 2 kids (4 & 6 years of age).
We are seasoned travelers and love to get off the beaten track, however, will exercise caution in PNG for safety reasons.

Can anyone recommend an 'Island Paradise' with white sand beaches/turquoise water/good diving & fishing?? I have read about the Conflict Islands which look stunning (but difficult and expensive to access) and was wondering if something similar to the Conflicts exists in…

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A friend and I will be in Tari for 5 nights this coming September before the Goroka Show and we're really struggling to find accomodation options. Ambua Lodge is way out of our league and although we've been in touch with Steve Wari of Warili Lodge, he stopped mailing us almost a month ago and it seems like he's dropped us. I've come across a couple of lodges mentioned in random birding blogs but can't find any online presence or email contact details for them. Eventually the Pacific Gardens…

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Best of PNG?? Reviews??

Hello! I am planning to go with a company call Best of PNG for the Goroka Show this September and then Sepik River. The company is owned by an English guy. I already sent money and all that. But I cant find any reviews about the compnay on the internet. I think no news is good news, but I would like to know if anyone knows anytthing about the company reputation.
Thanks in advance

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Hi guys,
I am planning a trip to PNG in 2017 to do Black Cat Trek. Have been trekking in many regions in the world - Brazil(Amazon), Himalayas(climbing) - now want to visit PNG and see the jungle out there.

I will be traveling with a group of friends totaly 5 people.
Would appreciate if anyone could recommend some honest agency to work with regarding organizing permits, guide, porters, food, acommodation on the way.
M.

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Hi there

I need the telephone number of Robert - the guy who runs a guesthouse on Yuo Island. I came across one while browsing the forums, but it seems it is not correct - +6757261483. I can`t get through. Robert has either changed the number or it is simply wrongly specified by someone in the forum.. Please help.
Thanks in advance
YANA