Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands - Understand Papua New Guinea and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)

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All the info you need on everything from history, environment, the Kokoda Story and the people of PNG, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers, gay and lesbian travellers, travellers with disabilities and travellers with kids. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.

  • a rundown on the current political situation in PNG
  • info on the historical events that shaped the nation
  • renowned scientist Tim Flannery offers an overview of the nation’s unique flora and fauna
  • ex-Australian rubgy international and author of Kokoda, Peter FitzSimons provides a glimpse into one of the great stories of WWII, the legend of the Kokoda Track

Coverage includes: Papua New Guinea Today, History – from the World’s First Agriculturalists to Colonialism and WWII, Environment: Lowlands, Mountain Forests and Alpine Regions, the Kokoda Story: a Historical Synopsis and Recent Interest, The People of PNG: Population, Lifestyle, Animism, Christianity & Spirit Houses, Women’s Roles, Sorcery and Arts, Directory A–Z, Transport and Language.

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