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Hike Through the Ages in New Guinea

By Linda Tancs

The formidable trek known as the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea has a storied past, being the site of the battle between Japanese and Australian forces during World War II.   The physically demanding journey takes you 60 miles overland through the Owen Stanley range in Papua, a slog through mud and hills that’s surely evocative of a war zone.  The trail, popular with Australian tourists, is quite the mecca for any adventurous soul or military buff.  In Sydney there’s a memorial walkway commemorating the Australian forces –a lot less arduous to navigate but very poignant.

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