AG’s editor-in-chief joined some of our adventurous readers on a
journey of discovery to our nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea
May 14, 2020
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Referred to as the islands of love after a famous early 20th century anthropological study by the polish scientist Bronislaw Malinovski, the Trobriand Islanders give an energetic and colourful welcome to their tropical paradise island home.
Image credit: Chrissie Goldrick
While there she was witness to a volcanic eruption. Kadovar, a 365m-high active volcano lying 25km north of the Sepik River, has been erupting intermittently since 5 January 2018. Its 600 villagers have since been evacuated to the safety of Wewak on the mainland. Here, huge clouds of ash and steam billow upwards passengers look on from a safe distance aboard Coral Adventurer.
Video by Melissa Alcorn and Jonathan Shaw.