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Trip: Teaching in PNG

There are [29] stories from my trip: Teaching in PNG


Photos: Around our house in Tanabal St

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Cairns or Bust

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Views [410]

Cairns or Bust 26 th September 2010. This morning we bounced out of bed very early and I finished packing and was ready to be out the door at 5.50am, just as Graeme Opie, one of Gerard’s students, came to pick us up. He was flying out for his two ... Read more >


Tabubil to Cairns

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Views [1210]

Tabubil to Cairns. 26 th September 2010. The last week has flown by in a blur. Working 7am to 5pm does that to you. Monday after working all day we went to the Hash Club for their walk and then after the walk we have dinner there. Dinner is supplied ... Read more >


Photos: Independence Day at Porgera

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Gerard's student was home in his village for the day and took these photos
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Photos: The doc's photos of National Day

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Mine and Mill Tour

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

On a clear day! An inverted mountain!
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Comments and other things

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | Views [612] | Comments [1]

Comments and other things – Sunday 19 th September 2010 Now for some observations and silliness: We walk a lot – at least 1-2 hours every day. 20 mins to and from work, 15 minutes to the supermarket, 15 mins to the mess, 20 minutes to the Golf ... Read more >


Trip to the Mine and Mill

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | Views [443]

Trip to the Mine and Mill – Saturday 18 th September 2010 Just because it is Saturday, doesn’t mean you can sleep in. During the week we organised permits to go and visit the mine and the mill and Alex and Steve from Gerard’s class picked us up ... Read more >


PNG Independence Day

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | Views [846]

PNG Independence Day – Thursday 16 th September. Everyone was excited today because it is Independence Day and there are lots of celebrations. Unfortunately we were not able to have the public holiday, despite starting Monday instead of Tuesday ... Read more >


Teaching in Tabubil

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | Views [561]

Teaching in Tabubil – 13 th – 17 th September 2010. Monday morning, we were off to an eartly start, a quick breakfast, twenty minute walk to work and we were at the training centre and ready to go at 7.40am. The training centre is a large two ... Read more >


Photos: Papua New Guinea National Day

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Celebration of independence
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PNG or Bust!

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | Views [695] | Comments [1]

After a late night (about 11pm) sharing pizza and laughs with the crew from CITS, Saturday morning rolled around fairly quickly. Jordy and I got up and left to go to the airport about 8.15am. A quick stop at the shop to say goodbye to Cathy and Graham ... Read more >


Flat out in Tabubil

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 | Views [302]

Well it is the end of another week already! Time is flying here. I have had this group working very hard this week but I have to saay they are coping with all of their assignments very well and yesterday they all gave very good 20min instructional sessions ... Read more >

Tags: training a vet to be qualified!


End of a very warm week.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Saturday, 4 Sep 2010 | Views [391]

The weather and the welcome in Tabubil has been very warm indeed. It is weird to see blue skies and having to use an umbrella for shade and not to shelter from the consistant rain. We are flying along with the training and have finished three units already ... Read more >


Photos: PNG September group

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

A good bunch of guys!
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PNG - The second time around.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | Views [404] | Comments [1]

Well despite the unusually wet weather in Cairns I have arrived in Tabubil PNG for my second term of training at the OkTedi mine. I left Melbourne at 10am on Sunday the 29th for a quick trip to cairns by 1.30pm - Wrong!! First we stopped in Townsville ... Read more >

Tags: long flights to nowhere!


Final day.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | Views [325] | Comments [1]

Well today is the last day of a very memorable stay here at Tabubul in PNG. The final presentations yesterday were of a very high standard and the group should be proud of their efforts. It is wonderful to watch them grow as individuals throughout a course ... Read more >

Tags: emtasol !


Insights and comparisons.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | Views [417]

Just a few lines tonight about some of the idiocyncrosies of life here in Tabubil PNG. As the town is within the mine lease area it is wholly owned and funded by the Oktedi Mining Co Ltd. So interestingly nobody pays for electricity, water, carbage collection ... Read more >

Tags: cats and differences., dogs, geckos


Photos: Disco night.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Flashy to fleshy.
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Saturday Night Fever!

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | Views [478] | Comments [1]

On Saturday morning I spent a few hours up at the mill which was a fantastic experience. Unfortunately the weather made it impossible to see the actual mine site - rain and fog limited vision to about 10 metres. Never mind another time! Saturday afternoon ... Read more >

Tags: cutting rocks and moves!


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