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Had a great 2 days visiting with Sisilia and Katherine Tawali in beautiful Madang. Son Timothy is just finishing his basic training in the PNG Army and will soon be posted to Lae, about 4 hours away. The past few years have been a struggle for them, but we admire so much the courage and faith that have kept Sisilia strong, and the bond that holds them together. Adversity does often has a way of bringing out strengths that we would not have otherwise known.
After leaving the cool of the Highlands, indeed it was a long, hot ,bumpy road through the Ramu River Valley. Tony, being an excellent driver, expertly avoided most of the potholes! All three of us snuggled up together in the front seat as the back are side seats, which with sensitive tummies are not a good place to ...
... unemployed and nearly half are illiterate.
Access across the thickly forested country is typically by boat or
by air. It is also well defined by tribes, remote mountain
communities who live in stilt villages and deep sea fishermen from
the coastal islands.
from being famously known as the spot Amelia Earhart took off from
in 1937 before her plane's mysterious disappearance, it is known for
its lush yet rugged beauty. There ...
... and see how they live, what they eat, etc. There was no special cultural / traditional performance. They showed us around their villages, how the houses are constructed, their fields, uses for important forest plants, how they weave billums, and how they cook and make kava – a mild sedative / anesthetic drink made from the roots of the kava plant. They served us their traditional food for lunch and dinner, and then ...
... the house though and see where I used to live. Casper also took us past the international primary school and also showed us the university and high schools etc.
We visited Bil Bil pottery village near Madang as well as a near by butterfly farm. Along the road Casper showed us all the traditional veges in the gardens, yams, sweet potatoes, pit pit etc.
Dad and Mum visited here in the 60s and knew one of the original people who came out to help ...
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