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Tuesday 5/7/2011

Weather: Sunny Place: Home to Port Moresby

sunny 28 °C

Woke at 2am. Not fair!!! Mum drove us to the train station. We caught the train to Central Station then another train to the airport. Nothing happened. Checked in and then went to get Subway's for breakfast. I had a very nice RUBBERY egg & bacon roll!!. Boarded our plane at 6am. Spent 3 hours talking, sleeping, pooping & writing. Arrived at Cairns airport. No big dramas! Waited 2 hours till we boarded the plane for Port Moresby. Had a Sushi Roll for lunch and played Kings Corner (cards) with Dad. I won 7 to 1!! We finally boarded the plane. Got a meal of Chicken Noodle Salad. It was nice. We flew over the Great Barrier Reef. It was an amazing sight but I don't like planes or airports anymore.

We arrived in PNG. I was sooooooo excited!!!

As we got off the plane we met 3 men singing and playing music. The airport was very pretty. As we left the airport we were met by a lady from Kokoda Spirit. She led us outside to a van which took us to the Gateway Hotel. On the way we saw people selling things on the side of the road. The hotel was very nice & bright. We got to our rooms and found we had a view over the pool!! Spent all afternoon swimming and resting around the pool. The pool was very big and had a bridge over it. Glad to have finally made it. Can't wait until we start walking. A big group of school kids arrived at the pool.

We had been told the team briefing was at 5.00pm. While waiting we met 2 other men (Kevin and Andrew) from our group. It turned out the briefing started at 5.45pm. There are 12 other people in our group plus 3 trek leaders. Next we had dinner - it was a buffet! I had rice, bread rolls, beef stew & a few other small things. Then we re-packed our packs ready for an early start.

Posted by avoca 17:00 Archived in Papua New Guinea

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