PNG Bloggers

Since we have been of this journey – of ‘trying’ to move to Papua New Guinea, we have done shitloads of research on both PNG as well as Port Moresby, and of course my new employer.

I thought it was really important to post about a few of the places, that not only provided me research matter, but also have enabled me to keep a connection to a place that I am desperate to get to.  A lot of these are blogs, but you’ll have to excuse me if The list is small – I will add to it as I remember websites.

The PNG hot list:

http://www.pngbd.com

A fantastic resource – with lots of forum posts.  The people that setup this website have shared a lot.  Basically the first place to go for information – although some of it goes back to 2002

http://www.skerah.com

The new breed of social media driven information.  Skerah has recently setup a real estate website, is very active on Facebook and tweets as well.

http://michie.net/pnginfo/index.html

Another website with lots of resources (although lots that are old) but well worth a visit.

http://educatingwendy.blogspot.com

Dr Wendy is an American Expat living in Lae.  Beware, Wendy has all the tact of a pissed off crocodile, and plays the sarcasm card far too well for it to be unnoticeable… However, I read Wendy’s blog just about every day – she is witty, smart and full of life.  Once you get hooked – you’ll get disappointed when her Internet is out… Again!

http://andersonsportmoresby.blogspot.com

The Andersons are recent arrivals to Port Moresby and it’s been interesting reading how they have gradually swung into PNG life.  Blog posts only happen every couple of weeks, but cover the whole two weeks.  They are now living in Era Dorina – which is the compound that we would love to live in, but have almost no chance of getting into.

http://halfadayaway.wordpress.com

Sadly, the bloggers here have had a SHIT time in Port Moresby, but yet also had an awesome time.  Very disappointed that as I write this, they are packing up to leave PNG :(. Hopefully you get to read their blog – as it is very entertaining

http://expatsinpng.wordpress.com

A family with 3 kids who have only been in PNG for a month or so, we have been in contact with them prior to their arrival, and hope that we can get together once we are up there.

http://theadventuresofben.com

Ben has been up in PNG for a year or so, he seems to be always doing exciting things (do you ever work Ben?) and although an errant blogger, is another blog I always check.

Well – those are my starters, I will add more – but please, if you have a PNG blog (that isn’t political etc) or enjoy reading some, or know of websites, please – leave a comment!

Aaron

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10 thoughts on “PNG Bloggers

    • Hi Jane – Visa all complete (for me that is – the family dependant visa’s haven’t come through yet) and I will be in Port Moresby on the 18th August 🙂 When it happens – it happens fast!

  1. Thanks for putting us up on the list. New Zealand is close to our hearts too as one of our team members spent 10 years in New Zealand – Oamaru and Christchurch.

    • They will be sad to see what has become of Christchurch since the Earthquake. Oamaru is a nice town, I carve from Oamaru Stone which is a Limestone that is quarried nearby. Don’t think I will be able to do that anymore though 🙂

      Hope you get some web hits back, you are doing good things on the web for PNG.

  2. Hi, Aaron,
    I have a client (male) moving from Auckland to Lae on 1 April 2014. I’d love to arrange a phone hookup on the 11-12 or the 18-19 March with someone living there currently. I’ve tried to make contact with Dr Wendy, but hers is an invited blog. Can you help put us in touch? If not with Dr Wendy, perhaps there is someone else you would suggest. I have a small budget to pay for this person’s time. Many thanks!

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