It’s been an astounding few months. Hence my abscence from the blogosphere. I’ve packed so much in I have decided to try to write just the highlights, if possible. My short week in Papua New Guinea was wonderful and i will most definitely be returning to explore this captivating country on land and under water soon! The diving at Walindi (in Kimbe) did not disappoint and while it was not as challenging as Taveuni, I was very happy.
Walindi Resort sits on a plantation one hours drive from Hoskins airport in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. The property in on the shores of Kimbe Bay. Anyone who is anyone comes here to dive. The promise of “gin-clear” waters, a smorgasbord of aquatic life and few tourists makes this journey more of a pilgrimage for the die-hard scuba junkie. I stumbled across this place by accident; and oh what a happy accident.
Marauding cannibals, city car-jackings, tribal warfare and gender violence. Papua New Guinea (PNG) does not have a great reputation as far as the rest of the world is concerned. But it’s a country I’ve long had a fascination with and I’m finally here, if only for a week. PNG is four hours from Fiji. It’s still in the South Pacific but the contrast in its people’s morphology is huge. They are smaller in build and height than the Fijians. Their features are definitely more African than Polynesian.
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