Kota Jayapura; Dutch: Hollandia) is the provincial capital of
Papua, Indonesia. It is situated on the island of New Guinea, on
Yos Sudarso Bay (formerly known as Humboldt Bay). Jayapura is the
largest city in the Indonesian part of New Guinea.
It is served by
located near Lake Sentani. A highway connects the city to Skow, a
small town near the border with Papua New Guinea and continues
beyond the border to Vanimo.
International travel to
Jayapura is almost non-existent and as such you are unlikely to
meet other tourists. But many missionaries from around the world
actually work here. This seems to mean that tourist touts are rare
and beggars are not in the city. Furthermore, the closest thing a
market stall holder will do to have you look at their goods is