It’s often said that parts of Papua New Guinea are still waiting to be discovered by tourists, and certainly Bougainville falls into that category.
Expat writer Adam Constanza has fallen in love with Bougainville while living there, and in our cover story in this issue he writes about its many delights.
Constanza says the island is a place of smouldering volcanoes and beautiful blue water.
There are waterfalls, caves and lonely beaches to explore, as well as a treasure-trove of World War 2 relics to be seen.
There aren’t any multi-national five-star resorts on the island, but Constanza points readers to some local-run homestay and guesthouse accommodation, as well as some exciting hikes to do.
A Papua New Guinean tourist attraction that is making a big impact is the Port Moresby Nature Park.
We report on the latest developments at the park, which has just received international recognition from the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia (ZAA).
Keeping the focus on PNG, the magazine reviews the Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort, as well as the City Café in Lae.
Prolific PNG photographer David Kirkland is just back for the Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival in the Solomon Islands and we feature his photos from the colourful event, which attracted a large PNG contingent.
Papua New Guinean Adrian Mathias contributes to our new column, ‘My PNG’, with a story about the Selkambang Festival in Kiunga in Western Province.
The column provides a forum for Papua New Guineans to write about where they live, or about a part of the country they know and love. We’re seeking more contributions for the column and invite submissions or inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy flying and reading.
Robert Upe, Editor
Paradise magazine, September/October 2018