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Papua New Guinea Warnings and Dangers: 27 reviews and 15 photos
There were robberies, mostly at night of course, because of the financial differences between the average Papuan and the expatriate community. Generally it was not too bad at that time - it is worse now. Another major problem was if you were involved in an accident of some sort. There was a custom of 'compensation' or instant justice. The rule of thumb was to head for the nearest police station before the gathering crowd decided to mete out their own justice. One of the Australian engineers that I worked with was roughed up quite badly after an accident in the mountains above Moresby - and it could have been worse! Photo of a fishing village on the outskirts of Moresby - not a good place to wander around in at night.
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