Papua New Guinea downsides
– Rascals, the PNG term for gang members, are unsophisticated but violent and pervasive.
– Papua New Guinea is expensive, usually wet and humid, and has a malaria problem.
-You have to fly just about everywhere.
– It is not easy for individual travellers and especially difficult for single women. Tours are advised for this difficult but absorbing country. This is a fantastically interesting country but NOT a safe destination for individual backpackers, however tough you think you are; real bows, arrows, axes and spears in use daily, against other people!
Mt. Hagen Cultural Show, a gathering of the PNG clans. Papua New Guinea in mid-August.