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Journey to PNG - A Forgotten World n June 2014, I had the opportunity to travel to Papua New Guinea for work. On a brief stop-over in Port Moresby, I had the opportunity to venture out into the city, visit the local markets, the central business district, interact with the locals and meet

Journey to PNG - Rain Rain Rain

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Views [274]

Rain pouring over the waters just off Manus Island, PNG.

Rain pouring over the waters just off Manus Island, PNG.

Papua New Guinea is a culturally rich, ethnically diverse, remote and often forgotten corner of the world.

While on a work trip to work in far north PNG, I had the opportunity to explore a few corners the capital Port Moresby, and a few villages on the Manus Island. It is difficult for an outsider to fathom the large population that reside in the seemingly dense and impenetrable rainforests of the country. There is an abundance of wildlife, and the local traditional clothes and cultural costumes reflect the coexistence of the locals within their natural environment.

Locals face an obesity epidemic, high levels of Diabtese cases, increasing numbers of HIV infections, and other serious medical issues that far reaching social and economic consequences. In an age of increasing connectivity, large parts of Papua New Guinea remains relatively undiscovered and unconnected to the rest of the world.

Large parts of the Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is covered in dense and seemingly impenetrable rainforest. When it rains, it rains like there is no tomorrow. The rain is unlike any I have seen anywhere else. On this particular day, the rain came out of the blue, and during the downpour visibility was reduced to a few meters. It was intense.

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