I Traveled to Papua New Guinea

Happy Independence Day, Papua New Guinea!

Happy Independence Day, Papua New Guinea!

After living in Papua New Guinea for many years and the country having molded me partly into who I am today, I owe this beautiful country so much. The country lies adjoint to Indonesia and very near to Australia (its mother country before). It is a country that not many foreigners live in – unless they are mixed raised or Australians and there has rarely been actual tourists there because of the lack of security and development. Despite that, PNG has a lot to offer.   Although I barely noticed it when I lived there, Papua New Guinea is blessed with so many beautiful places, it has aquamarine seas, rich marine life, vast rainforests, active volcanoes and a country of undeveloped lands and riches. I regret not having the guts (or age!) to discover more places about PNG, but someday, I’ll come back to explore the unexplored places of the country, to discover the undiscovered, to live with the locals and get to know their lives and to experience the local Papuan life – AGAIN.     I remember this dance so well. This is the dance that required a ritual before they put the masks (made of cement). The ritual involved the participants fasting for many days. The dance was so scary, they would hold arrows and point it

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