Surfing and logging

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Vanimo, the capital of Sandaun province is dominated by a Malaysian logging company. In the west of the town, towards Yako village is some good surfing (September to March, the best accommodation for that might be the Vanimo Surf Lodge, recently eco friendly built on Lido peninsula, halfway towards Yako, cheaper places for surfing further west).

If coming from South East Asia Vanimo is the cheapest way to enter Papua New Guinea, but it's certainly not easy. The Papua New Guinea embassy in Kuala Lumpur wasn't friendly,  but  I got the visa then quite easy in Jayapura, then there is no public transport to the border,  either all the way by chartered car or,  with small luggage only,  the last part by motorcycle taxi. 

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