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Guinea Flag The Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), which is also sometimes known as Guinea-Conakry inorder to distinguish it from its neighbor, Guinea-Bissau. As well as Guinea-Bissau, Guinea also shares land borders with Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, as well as having a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Guinea was estimated as being 10,057,975. The country's capital and largest city is Conakry, which has an estimated population of 1,931,184 as of 2008.

Guinea Country Details


Country Name Guinea
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Guinea Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Conakry


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Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Jean-Bernard Carillet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (260 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive among luminous coral reefs; watch a traditional singsing festival group; or sleep in a stilt house on the mighty Sepik river, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - the Kokoda Trail, history, environment, culture, politics
  • Over 45 maps
  • Covers Port Moresby, Central Province, Oro Province, Milne Bay Province, Morobe Province, Madang Province, the Highlands, the Sepik, Island Provinces, the Solomon Islands and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands , our most comprehensive guide to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Jean-Bernard Carillet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (256 pages)

Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore underwater treasures including World War II wrecks, challenge yourself with the Kokoda Track, or experience the magnificent pageantry of a Highland festival; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including lifestyle, belief systems, the Kokoda story, history, arts, politics, and landscapes
  • Over 47 local maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Diving in PNG & Solomon Islands
  • Coverage of Port Moresby, the Highlands, the Morobe province, Madang, Lae, Mt Hagen, Goroka, Alotau, the Trobriand Islands, Rabaul, Honiara, Kokoda, Wewak, Vanimo, the Sepik, New Britain, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands, our most comprehensive guide to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's South Pacific guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Jean-Bernard Carillet, and Dean Starnes.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Equatorial Guinea (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Oscar Scafidi

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (288 pages)

Equatorial Guinea (Bradt Travel Guide)
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This is the only English language guide to Equatorial Guinea, one of the last truly unexplored corners of sub Saharan Africa. Ranked by the United Nations among the ten least visited countries in the world, this tiny nation is slowly opening up thanks to the discovery of vast oil reserves in the nineties and the resultant influx of foreign workers and capital. In 2004 Equatorial Guinea gained worldwide notoriety following British former SAS Officer Simon Mann's failed coup d'état. However, there is much more to this tiny nation than international political intrigue and mercenaries. From the oil rich capital of Malabo on the volcanic island of Bioko, set out to explore the jungle interior via the Spanish colonial outpost of Bata. Here you will find pristine national parks teeming with wildlife, incredible white sand beaches and a wealth of small, traditional communities. The authorities will not make it easy, but a few shakedowns and the mountains of red tape are a small price to pay for such a unique experience in the heart of tropical Africa's only Spanish speaking nation. With first-hand descriptions of all seven provinces (including the islands and the mainland), plus practical details, this is all the information you need to successfully tackle this challenging but rewarding travel experience.
A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea
By Michael French Smith

University of Hawaii Press
Released: 2014-11-30
Paperback (248 pages)

A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea
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A Faraway Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea is for readers seeking an excursion deep into little-known terrain but allergic to the wide-eyed superficiality of ordinary travel literature. Author Michael French Smith savors the sometimes gritty romance of his travels to an island village far from roads, electricity, telephone service, and the Internet, but puts to rest the cliché of “Stone Age” Papua New Guinea. He also gives the lie to stereotypes of anthropologists as either machete-wielding swashbucklers or detached observers turning real people into abstractions. Smith uses his anthropological expertise subtly, to illuminate Papua New Guinean lives, to nudge readers to look more closely at ideas they take for granted, and to take a wry look at his own experiences as an anthropologist.

Although Smith first went to Papua New Guinea in 1973, in 2008 it had been ten years since he had been back to Kragur Village, Kairiru Island, where he was an honorary “citizen.” He went back not only to see people he had known for decades, but also to find out if his desire to return was more than an urge to flee the bureaucracy and recycled indoor air of his job in a large American city. Smith finds in Kragur many things he remembered fondly, including a life immersed in nature and freedom from 9-5 tyranny. And he again encounters the stifling midday heat, the wet tropical sores, and the sometimes excruciating intensity of village social life that he had somehow managed to forget.

Through practicing Taoist “not doing” Smith continues to learn about villagers’ difficult transition from an older world based on giving to one in which money rules and the potent mix of devotion and innovation that animates Kragur’s pervasive religious life. Becoming entangled in local political events, he gets a closer look at how ancestral loyalties and fear of sorcery influence hotly disputed contemporary elections. In turn, Kragur people practice their own form of anthropology on Smith, questioning him about American work, family, religion, and politics, including Barack Obama’s campaign for president. They ask for help with their financial problems―accounting lessons and advice on attracting tourists―but, poor as they are, they also offer sympathy for the Americans they hear are beset by economic crisis. By the end of the book Smith returns to Kragur again―in 2011―to complete projects begun in 2008, see Kragur’s chief for the last time (he died later that year), and bring Kragur’s story up to date.

A Faraway Familiar Place provides practical wisdom for anyone leaving well-traveled roads for muddy forest tracks and landings on obscure beaches, as well as asking important questions about wealth and poverty, democracy, and being “modern.”

New Guinea 1:1.65M / 1:1.2M Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

ITMB Publishing, Ltd
Map (2 pages)

New Guinea 1:1.65M / 1:1.2M Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
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A double-sided road map of Papua New Guinea 1: 2,000,000 and the Indonesian region of Irian Jaya (Western Papua) 1: 1,650,000 to plan your trip, to prepare your itinerary, and to travel independently in this country in Oceania.

The legend is in English. Touristic information: points of interests, wildlife reserves, museums, airfields, ferries, religious buildings, beaches, lakes, waterfalls, ruins, volcanoes. Comprehensive place name index.
Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)
By Thane K. Pratt

Princeton University Press
Paperback (528 pages)

Birds of New Guinea: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)
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This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates--twice as many as the first edition--and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region.

  • 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else
  • 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition
  • Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range
  • 635 range maps
  • Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research

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