Monday.  August 6, 2012. After a hearty breakfast, we motored about an hour-and-a-half downstream to the village of Kaminabit where we were greeted by village artisans displaying their crafts on plastic tarps arranged in a large U on the village lawn.  But before shopping for souvenirs, we visited a women’s demonstration center under a thatched […]

Sunday.  August 5, 2012. Waiting to meet us were Kris and Dominique Karas and Sue Baker, owners of PNG Frontier Adventures, and Pomat, our guide for the week, all of whom were clearly relieved to see us arrive in Wewak, even if a day later than planned. The next morning, after a pleasant dinner and […]

Friday and Saturday.  August 3 and 4, 2012. 7:00am.  Exactly 24 hours after arriving in Brisbane from Los Angeles, we were back at the airport.  We’d been advised to check in three hours before our 10am Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea, which might seem to have been a strange […]

“Why Papua New Guinea?”  It’s usually the first question anyone asks when they learn we went there for our family vacation ─ the very first question, even before, “Where is it?” or, “What was it like?” So… why Papua New Guinea?  Because I wanted to visit a land where two generations ago, a large fraction […]