Papua New Guinea: Hiking around Mt Hagen/Ronson Ridge

Papua New Guinea is not just insane culture and costumes but incredible nature as well. Hiking the mountain ridges in the Western Highlands is like being in another world – it’s cool and moist cloud forest with flora and fauna found pretty much nowhere else on earth – weird plants and insects, half a dozen wild species of ginger, lichens and ferns of all colors and sizes, and hundreds of species of wild orchids (next post). Check out the palm sized rhino beetle!