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    My Summer Vacation 3/6

    By BeaAmaya in Working Abroad

    For the longest time, I thought I was the only white in attendance. As the day progressed, however, I did see three others in the crowd. Two of these were older men who appeared to have native wives or girlfriends, ...

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    My Summer Vacation 2/6

    By BeaAmaya in Working Abroad

    We arrived early to the event. My hosts were worried that it was "too early", but I was glad of it as it gave me a chance to get my bearings and to watch the groups prepare and the crowds ...

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    My Summer Vacation 1/6

    By BeaAmaya in Working Abroad

    My driver and my administrative assistant decided that I needed to attend the Sogeri Singsing a couple of weeks ago (July 24) in order to get a taste for some of the cultural diversity of PNG. I had an absolute ...

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    Back Home in Moresby

    By BeaAmaya in Working Abroad

    After extending my stay in Brisbane for two extra days, I made one "last ditch" effort at satisfying the Papua New Guinea requirements for obtaining a work visa. I did it by going online to a website that allows you, ...

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    No Joy at the Consulate

    By BeaAmaya in Working Abroad

    Armed with high hopes and a fist full of computer printouts, I caught the 8:30 train back downtown this morning. It took asking for help in the vicinity of where I expected to find the Papua New Guinea Consulate, but ...

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    Sitting in Brisbane

    By BeaAmaya in Working Abroad

    Today is an ugly winter day here in the "land down under". I thought I would be headed back to my apartment in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea tomorrow morning, but that just didn't work out. So, I'm stuck here ...

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