Paradise Magazine – Air Niugini

From the editor’s desk: the world’s greatest trails

From the editor’s desk: the world’s greatest trails
One of the world’s great walking trails is located in Papua New Guinea. It is, of course, the 96-kilometre Kokoda Trail.

It is a muddy and hilly test of mind and body that pushes Paradise writer Sandy Wilson to the limit. “I’m shattered; I imagine telling my children I didn’t even make it through the first day,” Wilson writes.

But she pushes on …

Join Wilson on the trail in our story ‘Up The Jungle Path’ and find out how she copes.

UK-based writer Tom Besley takes a path less travelled with his revealing story about Bougainville.

Besley, who lived in Bougainville for two years, provides an insider’s guide to the little-known tourist attractions of the island, which has recently been earmarked as a new tourism hub. Besley takes us up a volcano, snorkelling in beautiful waters and into villages that welcome visitors.

Local photographer Ishmael Palipal has contributed a photo essay about Bougainville, showing everyday life from grass-skirt dancers to local markets.

Kokoda walking trailWe also have a photo spread of PNG at the Rio Olympics, where the eight-person team showed some true grit in sports including boxing, weightlifting and athletics.

Cairns is one of Air Niugini’s most popular destinations, so if you’re travelling there we have a food guide to the Far North Queensland city. Among the city’s eateries are two PNG-owned restaurants that are making their mark.

If you’re flying in the opposite direction, to Hong Kong, our writer Penny Watson spills the beans on the best hidden bars. Watson is the author of Hong Kong Precincts: A curated guide to the city’s best Shops, Eateries, Bars and other Hangouts.

Watch out for Watson in future issues of Paradise as she reveals more about Hong Kong.


Happy reading and flying.

Robert Upe, Editor

Paradise Magazine, November/December 2016