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Andrew farewells PNG

Andrew Hughes

The final posting from the journey around PNG is online HERE. I look forward to seeing many of you as I travel down the east coast over the next three months by bike. For those in further flung places, I’ll be posting weekly reports with plenty of photos.

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  1. Andrew Hughes

    August 12, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    G’day Tas Timers,

    Just back in Oz and on the information superhighway again! I’ve been missing my daily dose of Tas politics and other shenanigans from TT something shocking. Thanks for your (and others) support here Mr Tuffin, much appreciated. And just in case anyone’s in Cairns, a public slideshow and talk is Monday 18th at the umm… the name escapes me. An environment centre in town. Email me or check the website (www.expeditionclass.com) tomorrow if you’re in town.

  2. Brett Charlton

    August 7, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Well Done Andrew,

    I have followed your adventure for some time now and have enjoyed your stories (especially Bukawa village where I stayed for three nights myself one time not so long ago). PNG has special memories for me and it was great to relive them through your adventure. I have sent your website to everyone I know.

    I look forward to what must surely be a book in the future to encompass all of your adventures. Looking forward to your next one.

    All the best
    Brett Charlton

  3. Chris Harries

    August 7, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Great writing Andrew. All strength to your arm.

    This is all about our nearest neighbour, our former colony, which most Australians think of as being grossly dysfunctional bordering on disintegration. How little they know.

    My soujourns in PNG over the years have given me an abiding respect for Melanesian culture, its lack of pretension, its extraordinary diversity, its generosity. Then there is the great PNG tropical forests, second only to the Amazon in its biological diversity.

    PNG has many problems, mostly of our causing, but if the roof ever falls around us, the supermarkets no longer supplying our food, our cars abandoned where they finally ran out of fuel, PNG village life will just go on as it always has.

  4. Corey Peterson

    August 6, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Good on ya Andrew, what a trip! Did you get lots of students following your adventures?! Hope so. Travel safely back to this paradise of the south…

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