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Just let me fall and break my leg, then we can use
our insurance to evacuate us out of here!" - Nori,
only half-joking, as we climbed up a waterfall during
our 12-hour death march on Day 3 of the KOKODA Track
 

Highlights
Diving at Loloata, steak dinner at Shady Rest hotel
after finishing the Kokoda Track

lows
Port Moresby, several days of rain on the Kokoda
Track, blood-sucking leeches

head scratchers
Betel nut chewing (they say it doesn't dull the brain,
but I disagree).

 

 

population (mn)

5.2 million
capital Port Moresby
languages English, Pidgin
religion Christian
currency Kina

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 3
culture: 4
fun: 3
transport: 1
nature: 3
FOOD: 2

 

 
total score: 15/25

 

average cost per day
US$255 per day (for two)

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
  JUNE 1 - >   Changing Plans: Episode I  
  MAY 25 ->   Kokoda Track Observations  
  may 24 ->   Kokoda Diary: Part 2 (Day 4 - 7)  
  may 21 ->   Kokoda Diary: Part I (Day 1 - 3)  
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