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Mar 01, 2019 14:24:40

Living in Papua New Guinea

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Julia Saxena

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Most people look at me quite strange when I tell them where I'm currently living. As if it's not a real place. Well, the country is called Papua New Guinea and is just north of Australia. You could reach Cairns in about one hour flight time. 

I've been living here for two years now. Moved because my husband found a job. It's my first time living in a developing country, and it has been an interesting experience I have to say. 

On the one hand, people are very friendly. Especially, the inhabitants of the smaller islands and the highlands live a very simple life. No electricity or running water. They live off the land and are very curious when meeting foreigners. 

Most parts of the country still preserve their pristine nature. Crystal clear water and no pollution. Where else do you find that nowadays? 

The capital Port Moresby, on the other hand, can be dangerous. Carjackings happen. It doesn't feel safe to walk outside on the street, and our apartment building is hidden behind a large fence and security gate. 

What I miss the most is going for a walk outside. I don't enjoy at all having to go everywhere by car. 

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