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Visit This Abandoned DC-3 Airplane, Now a Hotel Bar

Where: Airways Hotel, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
November 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

View from the Vue Restaurant at the Airways Hotel, Port Moresby

In our initial article on the new visa requirements for Americans visiting Papua New Guinea, we mentioned that Port Moresby carried a cost of living on par with cities like New York and Paris.

That was not a misprint; it’s very true, and a lot of it has to do with the influx of foreign mining companies, including Exxon and Mobil, that have jacked up rates for everything from real estate to recreation. This means that most of the traditional, local culture has been pushed out and replaced with gated communities and oversized malls, leaving Port Moresby in a confusing state of transition.

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Only in Canada: Knitters to Yarnbomb an Entire DC-3 Airplane

Where: Canada
July 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Typically we would advise to never combine the words "airplane" and "bomb" in the same sentence, but here goes: A Canadian group of knitters and the Yukon Transportation Museum have combined forces and are planning to yarnbomb a DC-3 airplane. Granted, the plane (formerly of Canadian Pacific Airways) no longer flies; instead it serves as Whitehorse Airport's (YXY) weathervane, mounted on a pedestal and pointing into the wind.

As of July 17, the Yukon Yarnbomb group behind the project had nearly reached their goal of getting enough yarn (and completed blankets sent by donors from around the world!) to cover the entire aircraft. Sewing it on the bird comes next. To get the support they have and progress so far so quickly, the group did their homework to document the plane's individual history and spread the world through the crafting community both online and offline.

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