Getting Here & Around
Compared to the rest of the country, Port Moresby is a sophisticated metropolis. Its tourist attractions are spread out, however, and besides strolling along Ela Beach and through the markets, you will need some form of transport. Minibuses (Public Motor Vehicles, or PMVs) run to all parts of the city. They're cheap but often overloaded. There are plenty of taxis ("teksis"), but get your hotel to call one in order to guarantee safety. Driving yourself in a rental car is not recommended. In some areas, the locals may throw stones at your car—usually just for amusement, but they can cause damage—and carjackings are not unheard of.
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