"How Do I Survive Port Morseby?"

Lets face it, the capital of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, gets a bad rap. Many visitors arrive with a litany of security advisories tucked in their briefcases and are destined to sit in hotel rooms, fearful of engaging local people for their entire stay.

The truth is, most residents of Moresby are generous and friendly. "A lot of the bad reputation is created by some expatriates who live here and is due to their lack of understanding of the culture," says Suzanne Robson, an Australian who has lived in the capital for 12 years. "There is...

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