Travel to Papua New Guinea – Episode 251

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Beth Whitman of Wanderlust and Lipstick about her recent Papua New Guinea.

Beth was attracted to this remote country that produced more languages than any other country because of people separated by its rugged terrain. She tells us about the wonder, beauty, and yes danger of Papua New Guinea. Beth was preparing to take a tour to the island nation and to the Mount Hagen Show which is a sing sing which allows the different tribes to compete with songs and costumes.

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Show Notes

Wanderlust and Lipstick
Papua New Guinea
The Country with the Highest Number of Spoken Languages
Languages of Papua New Guinea
The Mount Hagen Show
Sepik River
Wanderlust and Lipstick – Tours
Trans Niugini Tours
Kokoda Track
Raskol Gangs
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Wanderlust and Lipstick Photo Gallery – Papua New Guinea 2010


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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

2 Responses to “Travel to Papua New Guinea – Episode 251”

Lottie Most


Hi Chris,
I’m a huge fan of your show. I’ve loved every episode but I am always especially excited to see an episode about a place I’ve visited so that I can revisit that place while I’m listening to the show. I was so excited when I saw the show about Papua New Guinea because I went there when I was 16 (I’m now 31) and it’s not a place that usually has much coverage. Your guest was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Papua New Guinea. She explained many things I hadn’t really understood about the country and helped me to better appreciate the experience I had visiting the country. I really appreciated your coverage of this destination. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into the shows.



Phenomenal photographs and stories! Truly a magnificent journey/adventure! Papua is one of the most distant (and sometimes dangerous) places that I ache to see someday! I wonder if someday it will be possible to go with less of an organized tour? Still sounds wonderful!

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