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What to do in Papua New Guinea: The Land Where There Are Still Tribes That Have Never Had Contact With the Outside World

Papua New Guinea has a fascinating history, with human occupation dating back at least 60,000 years. It was colonized by several nations, such as Germany and Australia, and only gained its independence in 1975.

When we talk about tourist attractions, there are countless places to visit. The first of them is the capital, Port Moresby, which brings together modernity and local traditions. Furthermore, we recommend visiting the Highlands, which provide a unique cultural experience. There, you can experience the famous singing and dancing show, "sing-sing". For nature lovers, Kokoda National Park and Bougainville Island are a must, offering exuberant fauna and flora.


The local currency is the kina and the official language is English, although there are more than 800 languages spoken in the country. Brazilians need a visa to visit Papua New Guinea.


In socioeconomic terms, the country faces significant challenges, including public health, education and infrastructure problems. The economy is highly dependent on agriculture, mining and the exploitation of natural resources.

Regarding travel costs, Papua New Guinea is not a cheap destination, given the need for internal flights and accommodation that can be expensive. However, the unique and authentic experience it provides is worth every penny. We only had one problem, when it was time to feed the animals, Rafael was attacked by a mountain kangaroo that is in the first photo of this post, it pierced two sides of my right leg, making Lídia very worried about a possible illness. of anger, but in the end it turned out that this attack was no problem.

Now, the curiosity we promised in the title: despite it being the 21st century, there are tribes in Papua New Guinea who have never had contact with the outside world. This makes this place one of the few on the planet where it is still possible to find cultures genuinely untouched by globalization.


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