Dangerous Grounds: Papua New Guinea Pictures

On the hunt for a rare blue mountain coffee known for its cocoa flavor in Papua New Guinea, Todd travels the infamous Highlands Highway, known for hijackings, murders and fatal potholes.

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Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd tries a local brew in a Malagasy village. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

A crowd gathers as Todd has an impromptu coffee tasting. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd waits by the train that will take him in the direction of Madagascar’s coffee country. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd rides to the Manampatrana Train Station. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd holds the flag of Madagascar. 960 1280

  

Malagasy village

Malagasy village

A woman makes muffins in a Malagasy village. 960 1280

  

Malagasy village

Malagasy village

A view of a Malagasy village. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd checks the map to make sure he’s on the right track. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd drives the truck into a marketplace. 960 1280

  

Pousse-pousse in Madagascar

Pousse-pousse in Madagascar

Drivers of “pousse-pousse,” or rickshaws, offer rides to visitors. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd tastes the coffee while local kids gather around to watch. 960 1280

  

Malagasy village

Malagasy village

The train stops at local village, and Todd’s cameraman, “Hollywood,” catches a shot. 960 1280

  

Coffee in a Malagasy village

Coffee in a Malagasy village

Coffee beans are often dried in the sun. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd Carmichael in Madagascar

Todd orders a dish he’s always wanted to try: Malagasy fruit bat. 960 1280

  

Todd weighs his options in Cambodia

Todd weighs his options in Cambodia

Todd travels to Cambodia to find the truth behind the rumors that the country may be a major player in the exotic coffee market. Having struck out at 2 farms, he takes a moment during lunch to weigh his options. 960 1280

  

Todd's bike gets bogged down

Todd's bike gets bogged down

Todd's bike gets bogged down in the mud between Sen Monoram and Ban Lung. 960 1280

  

Todd surrounded by inferior robusta coffee plants

Todd surrounded by inferior robusta coffee plants

Surrounded by inferior robusta coffee plants, Todd takes a moment to plan his next move. 960 1280

  

A street cafe in Phnom Penh

A street cafe in Phnom Penh

Todd watches as coffee is roasted at a street cafe in Phnom Penh. The green bottle is anise liquor that is added to the beans along with sugar, salt and butter -- a method unique to Cambodian coffee. 960 1280

  

Fried tarantulas

Fried tarantulas

Tarantulas, a Cambodian delicacy, are fried whole in vegetable oil. 960 1280

  

Todd tastes a tarantula

Todd tastes a tarantula

Todd takes a bite of deep-fried tarantula. 960 1280

  

A plate of stir-fried pork

A plate of stir-fried pork

Another Cambodian dish: stir-fried pork and rice with fresh pickles. 960 1280

  

Vietnamese coffee

Vietnamese coffee

Vietnamese coffee, without the usual sweetened condensed milk. 960 1280

  

Todd with a coffee roaster in Phnom Penh

Todd with a coffee roaster in Phnom Penh

Todd quizzes a coffee roaster in Phnom Penh on the coffee-growing regions of Cambodia, in the hopes of getting a lead. 960 1280

  

Todd takes a look at a rubber tree

Todd takes a look at a rubber tree

Todd takes a closer look at a rubber tree in Mondulkiri province. 960 1280

  

Todd leaves a pepper farm

Todd leaves a pepper farm

Todd moves on from a pepper farm, unhappy that he's yet to find any worthwhile coffee beans. 960 1280

  

Todd and his cameraman, “Hollywood"

Todd and his cameraman, “Hollywood"

Todd and his cameraman, “Hollywood,” shoot at a coffee farm in Mondulkiri province. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael takes notes before setting out on his journey. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael and handfuls of beans. 960 1280

  

In the Andes Mountains

In the Andes Mountains

Filming in the Yungas, a stretch of forest in the Andes Mountains. 960 1280

  

Bolivia's Death Road

Bolivia's Death Road

A memorial on Bolivia’s infamous Death Road. 960 1280

  

The Yungas area

The Yungas area

Locals walking down street in the Yungas. The Yungas area includes parts of Bolivia, Peru and Argentina. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd gets behind the wheel. 960 1280

  

A crumbling Yungas town

A crumbling Yungas town

Driving through a crumbling Yungas town. Yungas is Quechua -- a native South American language -- for "warm valley." 960 1280

  

Dinner on the road

Dinner on the road

Dinner on the road. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael sits with a Bolivian man

Todd Carmichael sits with a Bolivian man

Todd Carmichael sits with a Bolivian man and takes notes. 960 1280

  

A little girl in a hut

A little girl in a hut

A little girl in a hut watches as Todd and his crew pass by. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael on the homemade zip line that traverses a 1,000-foot ravine. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael meets a monkey

Todd Carmichael meets a monkey

Todd Carmichael shakes hands with a monkey. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in the Yungas

Todd Carmichael in the Yungas

Todd Carmichael on a drawbridge in the Yungas. 960 1280

  

Tents in the Yungas

Tents in the Yungas

Tents in the Yungas. 960 1280

  

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