An Australian volunteer who was doing whatever volunteers do in PNG.
I was there for 2 years until Dec 2005 .. I hope I made the most of it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The To Do List

The 10 things I should do in PNG before I leave:

1. Climb Mt Wilhelm from the Western Highlands side
2. Go up the Sepik river
3. Hike the Kokoda Trail
4. Visit the Trobriand islands
5. Learn to Scuba Dive
6. Stay in a remote village
7. Go to Teptep and climb 4000m unnamed peak
8. Cross border to West Papua
9. Whitewater raft down the Snake river
10. Land on a steep runway

Obviously I am not going to do all of those. But it is good to have an aim. One of the things I am thinking of doing is a trip to West Papua when I finish up. So I might be able to fit in numbers 2 and 8 in the one go.

I am seriously thinking of doing the Teptep trip this coming Easter. MAF fly there, they are same mob I used to when me and mum tried to get to the village in the Eastern Highlands. Logistics of when they fly is the problem. Every Tuesday from Nadzab. So it may be possible to fly up on the 22nd of March and back on the 29th, though I am not sure if Easter will disrupt there flying schedules or not. The other problem is getting someone to go with. Might see if Knox wants to go up there - unfortunately I doubt that he will have the cash to do so.

Also as I have noted before, MAF have a habit of forgetting your bookings if you make any. May as well give it a shot though?

All the trips are on the adventurous side, but hey you only live once.