Indonesian New Guinea Adventure Guide: WEST PAPUA / IRIAN JAYA (Periplus Adventure Guides)
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In one of the last untamed places on Earth, Indonesian New Guinea’s snowcapped peaks tower above steaming rainforests and huge crocodiles stalk in thick mangroves ringing the island. Whether you lounge on the white beaches of Biak, or trek around Wamena, Indonesian New Guinea offers the adventure of a lifetime.
The ultimate adventure guide
This is the most complete guide to Indonesian New Guinea ever produced. Hundreds of pages of travel tips and dozens of lively articles cover every aspect of the island’s history and geography, taking you to lots of rarely- visited places.
The nitty-gritty, from A to Z
Detailed maps of every town and region of Indonesian New Guinea are included, along with personal recommendations from our expert authors on how to get around, where to stay and eat, and how to get the best value for money.
has been named after the two martyrs. Forty-eight students were enrolled here in 1990. Missionaries and the Summer Institute of Linguistics have a strong presence in Manokwari. If you want to meet the missionaries, go to Pasir Putih beach on a Saturday afternoon. White skin and blond hair obviously no longer excite the curiosity of the local West Papuans. Visiting naturalists Shortly after Ottow and Geissler established their Christian beachhead on Mansinam, the great naturalist Alfred Russel
trek. Although never overbearing, it was always obvious that he was in charge. I was his first client years ago, and we have been friends since. At the time he spoke only Dani and Indonesian, but he is working on English. He knows the trails, the weather, the plant and animal life, how to build a pondok, how to fry up rice, noodles, salt-fish and vegetables into a crowd-pleasing dinner, and just about any other skill one might need on such a trip. That night, as we all huddled around the The
panegyric poem dedicated to the East Javanese king of Majapahit, mentions two West Papuan territories, Onin and Seran on the southwestern side of the Bird's Head peninsula, but direct control from Java must have been practically non-existent. It is certain however that prahu-bome trade between some of the Moluccan islands—and perhaps even Java—and the western extremity of what is now West Papua existed long before this. Items such as bird of paradise skins and massoi bark, unquestionably of West
or two), but it is much better to allow yourself four or five days. Then you can enjoy the changing scenery, take lots of breaks and photos, and arrive at your sleeping destination early enough to bathe, relax and dine during daylight. While tennis shoes will probably do, hiking boots offer ankle support, keep mud out of your toes and grip better on slippery surfaces. Some rivers are spanned by bridges, 139 but small creeks and mudflats are traversed on a round log or two, which are more likely
medication. To prevent stomach problems, try to eat only thoroughly cooked foods, don't buy already peeled fruit, and stay away from unpasteurized dairy products. For constipation, eat a lot of fruit. Intestinal Parasites It is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of all people in Indonesia have intestinal parasites and these are easily passed on by food handlers. Prevention is difficult, short of fasting when away from luxury hotel restaurants, and even this is no guarantee. It's best to take care