Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, PNG in short, is a name of the second – eastern – part of the New Guinea Island. Papua spreads over the whole eastern part of the second biggest island on the world.

Even this region was not left unnoticed by colonizers from different countries. The country fell into Australia’s ad­ministration, but it eventually became a legal and independent state. Thanks to that, and its long and rich history under Australia’s reign, the Papua New Guinea of today is more civilized than West Papua (Irian Jaya).

In present times, the country is led by Papuans. They own businesses, work in banks, fly planes, and travel all over the world. Some of them have even allegedly studied at Harvard. It is one of the few countries in the world, if not the only one, where the civilized aborigines have become active members of the society. Despite that the country is troubled with alcohol and criminal problems.

The most interesting thing to see on Papua for a tourist are festivals. Papua New Guinea festivals are world famous events. The best festivals take place in Goroka and Mount Hagen.