Goroka Show 2015

It’s September, and that means it’s time for Goroka Show! I’m going to let the pictures mostly speak for themselves. If you want to learn more about Goroka show, and see more pictures, check out my post from last year: Goroka Show 2014.

The Local Drug

Living in Goroka can leave you a bit stir-crazy. Most of the expats live in gated houses within gated compounds with guards. While it’s fairly safe to walk around town during the day, it’s smarter to drive. You must always be cognizant of your actions, what you are wearing, and where your personal items are; […]

Rabaul Part 3

Our 3rd day in Rabaul / Kokopo was devoted to a whirlwind tour of the Gazelle peninsula. Don’t be deterred by all the text following, it’s short and the rest is all pictures, but, before I get to the pictures, a very brief, mostly Wikipedia derived, history of PNG: 60,000-ish years ago: first humans arrived – […]

Rabaul Part 2

Our 2nd day in Rabaul / Kokopo was devoted to snorkeling off Pigeon Island, and deserves an entire post to itself. On the way to the island, we saw a pod of at least 20 dolphins. I have always thought dolphins were kind of terrible, what with the whole ‘lets murder a porpoise and play […]

Rabaul Part 1

It’s been quite a while since I posted; I apologize for my negligence. The next few posts will be about a wonderful little trip I took to Rabaul / Kokopo with Bonnie Chaban in November. Bonnie was taking a big trip around Austrailia and New Zealand, and decided to pop over to PNG to visit […]

We bought a poop machine!*

*title by Matt I apologize for my recent absence from posting. Life has been a bit stressful recently, but I promise another post in the near future documenting my mini-vacation in Rabaul. Matt and I are happy to announce an addition to our family! We got a puppy!!! Some friends of mine (Geoff & Ildiko), […]

Helicopter!!

During the Goroka Show, the power went out for 2 full days. After our batteries ran out on our computers and phones, this left us with few entertainment options – especially since we only have 1 kindle. Luckily Matt was sleeping opposite me, so we didn’t have to fight over it. As I was reading, I got a […]

Goroka Show

Last weekend I attended something I’ve been looking forward to since my arrival in PNG. The Goroka Show!! The Goroka Show is basically a pacific pow-wow – tribes from all around PNG come to showcase their traditional dress, dances, and songs. This is going to be a fairly heavy post picture wise, so PNG friends, […]

What, another PNG Blog?!

A new friend of mine, also new to Goroka and life in PNG, has also got a blog! So if you can’t get enough of life in PNG, check out her site here: http://thewarmthofday.wordpress.com/ There’s a few things she covers that I would like to, but can’t, cover so you should definitely check it out. 🙂

Utilities

Power The power goes out here A LOT. At least a few times per week. We’ve gotten used to having at least our phones, and often our computers, charged fully at all times, because you never know when the lights will go off. There have been times where it was off for most of the […]