Papua New Guinea, an island country just above Australia, is a little-known but wonderful destination. It can be dangerous if you’re on your own in big cities, but it’s worth visiting on an organized tour, if you can. The New Ireland Province is where you’ll find some of the best beaches, and you can dive right into snorkeling, canoeing, diving, and surfing. The seafood is obviously fresh and delicious, and there are a couple of offshore islands worth exploring on day trips.
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