Ela Beach Hotel
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... come in the past year when the city has decided to bulldoze and clean up some of the settlements. This is the plight of the poor in cities the world over. Egma is in the middle of the battle for the rights of the people in one of these, Paka Hill, which on July 14-16 this year has been burned and bulldozed by the police in spite of the court order to restrain them from destroying the 170 homes until the traditional ownership was determined.
Egma's own ...
... 8211; a bird that belongs in the Jurassic era! Cassowaries are about 3 feet tall and are the size of a small ostrich. They have striking blue feathers along their necks and a large fleshy protuberance on top of their heads. They are also terrifying. According to Warren, cassowaries in the forest can kill humans and we absolutely believe him. The bird has enormous feet – the same shape as a chicken’s feet but as big as a human hand and with a really ...
... to walk around in at night.
Scot sat next to a man who was born in PNG, but went to college in Arkansas, and has lived in the US for the last several years. One of his friends was elected to a government position a year ago, and he was recently recruited to come live over here for 6 to 12 months to help with the intersection of economic and ecological interests in PNG. Scot asked him if he planned to visit his parents, and he said that although ...
... leg). Masses of delicious fresh fruits.
Machetes are omnipresent, almost here as a 3rd hand, and speaking of hands, plenty of people here have tattooed their hands with their name or simple drawings. Homemade charcoal and the sharp end of a palm leaf serve as needle and ink.
Missionaries are highly active in the rural areas.
Why is it so nice to be here after spending time in a 'developed' country?
Riding on the roof of a truck, walking ...
... small hotel and dive shop. I'm spending 3 nights here to regroup and then I'm going to go the highlands for a short visit so at least I can meet some of the tribal groups that I would have seen had the tour gone ahead. I've then changed my flight onto the Solomon Islands to Tuesday. I'll be glad to see the back of this place which is a shame as I think it has a lot of untapped potential for future tourism if it could just sort it's bad reputation ...