Picture of the month: Papua New Guinea

papua new guinea

This picture shows one of the many islands that make up Papua New Guinea.  Where is Papua New Guinea? It is to the north of Australia so yes, it’s pretty far away from Nigeria.  How on earth did I hear about it?  In university, I had a friend who had spent part of her growing up years there.  A Nigerian living in Papua New Guinea?  I was fascinated.  Maybe I should add it to my list of places I’d love to visit?

Fun fact:  one of the bigger islands in PNG (as my friend called it) is Bougainville named after the French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville after whom the famous Bougainvillea plant seen everywhere in Lagos is named.