Your first and important step is to find an apartment/a house within a compound that will be comfortable enough and interesting enough as you are going to spend there MOST of your time.
Make sure there are few other expats in the compound in case you feel lonely. In PNG you will never get to be one of the locals, no matter how many local friends you will have you are still an outsider.
A warm recommendation is to find a compound that is nearby your job and also (if you have kids with you) near their schools/nurseries/pre-schools. If you are in POM because of your job or your partners’ job, make sure that the company pays at least of one if not all of the following things: rental; kindergarten; living costs (food, clothing etc..) and a car expenses. Mote to yourself everything is extremely expensive in POM. Continue reading “Few fresh start recommendations”