If you need a taxi during your visit, don’t hail one on the street.
One in which grins – not guns – greet the intrepid explorer. The steel of the barrel pressed urgently against my right temple.
It was one of four weapons aimed at our group which included my wife and our driver.
But it’s the unique level of crime that sets this city apart.
With an unemployment rate said to have hit as high as 70 percent, many newly-urbanised youths drift into the powerful (rascal) gangs.
The imposing National Parliament is definitely worth a gander, as is the National Museum and Art Gallery which has one of the world’s best primitive art collections and numerous exhibits on PNG culture.