Everything you should know before

23 May 2022
Capital: Port Moresby
Currency: Papua New Guinean Kina
Official Language: Hiri Motu, English, Tok Pisin
Dial Code: +675
Emergency Number: (1) Police - 112 (2) Ambulance - 111 (3) Fire - 110
GDP: 32.38 billion USD (2019)
Population: 8.94 million (2020)
Time Zone: UTC+10 Papua New Guinea Time
TheSassyBlogger Flag: Papua New Guinea Flag Meaning Red and black are a link to the colors used by the German Empire, reminiscent of the time when Papua New Guinea was a German colony. There are also classic colors in the local arts and crafts. The bird of paradise has been a symbol of the nation for a long time.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA is Known for:

1. Culture
When countries with cultural diversities are mentioned, Papua New Guinea also comes to mind. The country has over a hundred indigenous ethnic groups. Most of Papua New Guinea's population resides in the rural areas and are still maintaining their tribal life.
2. Scuba Diving
The country is popular for its scuba diving. Papua New Guinea is surrounded by more than 600 volcanic islands and they serve as a play area for divers.
3. Asaro Mudmen
The warriors of Papua New Guinea known as “The Asaro Mudmen” are usually seen covered in mud and putting on grey mud masks; it is surely an amazing sight to behold. It is believed that the Mudmen are from an enemy tribe that was defeated during a battle and retreated to Asaro River.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Mumu
Mumu is regarded as the national dish of Papua New Guinea. It is composed of pork, sweet potato, rice, and vegetables. Mumu is an example of a balanced dish composed of the two bases, crops (including starch) and meat. The dish is named after the earth oven used traditionally.
2. Saksak
Saksak are dumplings composed of banana, ground sago, and sugar mixed and wrapped in a banana leaf, and are subsequently steamed.
3. Dia
Dia is a dessert composed of sago and bananas cooked in coconut cream. Sugar is not added in some cooking exceptions. Instead, sweeter bananas are used to lend sweetness to the dish.

Best Places to visit:
1. Port Moresby
Port Moresby lies on the southeast shore of Papua New Guinea and is built around Fairfax Harbour, the island's largest harbour. The port city of Port Moresby is located in the eastern part of New Guinea. It is the capital of the state and at the same time one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
2. Lae
Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. It is located near the delta of the Markham River and at the start of the Highlands Highway, which is the main land transport corridor between the Highlands region and the coast. Lae has a hot tropical climate with no dry season. The city is known as the Garden City and home of the University of Technology.
3. Gaire
Gaire is a coastal village, located 46.6 kilometres by road along to coast to the southeast of the centre of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Since at least the early 1980s Gaire has been one of the areas of significant development in the country. It contains the March Girls Resort on Black Beach, owned by businessman and provincial MP Kila Haoda.
4. Rabaul
Rabaul was the provincial capital and most important settlement in the province until it was destroyed in 1994 by falling ash from a volcanic eruption in its harbor. It was nearly destroyed in 1937, but after being rebuilt Rabaul flourished as the principal city and port of the archipelago, with one of the finest harbors in the world. Copra was the chief export.
5. Goroka
Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. It has an airport and is on the "Highlands Highway", about 285 km from Lae in Morobe province and 90 km from the nearby town of Kainantu also in the Eastern Highlands. It has a mild climate, known as a "perpetual Spring".

Best Season to visit
December to March- Weather is the key factor on when is best to visit Papua New Guinea. The wet season is between December and March and the dry season is between May and October. This pattern is an average and you should research your desired region in the country to see the weather patterns there.

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