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Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak

This travel story is an excerpt from Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak.

I left Tahiti behind, still hearing Cocos words, You always go, non?

The plane rose and I watched the shores of French Polynesia fade to a spread of blue ocean. The fragrance of Tahiti seemed to linger on my skin, in my hair, like a memory that couldnt be washed away.

A flight attendant handed me an Air New Zealand survey. One of the questions asked: “How do you generally prefer to travel?”

I smiled to myself as I checked the box, “Independently, without prior arrangements.” A lifetime summed up.

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Wildlife Viewing; Papua New Guinea

In a country as diverse as Papua New Guinea, a trip without wildlife is a wasted opportunity.  Missing out on such a chance would be to miss out on a piece of the country.

While it isn’t necessary, or even possible, to visit all of Papua New Guinea’s reserves, make sure you don’t avoid them completely. Continue