Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Pacific Island Journal Pt. 3


Our mission in Lae is to meet Daryl. And from Lae, we are to live through another mission- the embrace the challenges and long hours of road raging drive to the peak of Mt. Hagen where the operation of gold mine is located. Normal time from Lae to peak of Mt. Hagen are suppose to takes about 24-30 hours.


Photo: We were to start our journey. Crew's photo at the beginning of the journey. The 4WD car is the most robust and will take us through heaven and hell of this so called "Rocky Mountain Way" Parudin snap the photo for us.

Photo: Half way...through the amazing scenaries and landscapes of PNG

Photo: Journey thru' the the outskirt atmosphere of Eastern Highland Province.

Photo: Tough road! The robust 4WD scutlin' bustlin' thru it anyway...

Photo: Are we there yet?? Nope, apparently we weren't even halfway! The mountain kids were having fun throwing stones at our 4WD!

Photo: All hell freezes over! Ask the local and they would tell you that never stop at the village of Dumun tribe! They hurt and even kills for food...Well, heavy downpour and we got flat tyre, smack in between the Dumun village. Out of nowhere in the split second, handful of villagers appreared for the scene...I thought that's about it for the life I had lived thus far...
Photo: Nah!! It wasn't that bad. People are nice and very helpful indeed. Despite heavy downpour they rendered us their warm smile, kind heart companionship and most importantly helping hand. Who say they were nasty?? Not sure, but I guess this is what happen if we let it influence us too much with the doses of information that weren't ours. Well it could be true the Dumun tribe could be nasty, but not for the batch that we bumped into...well enough said, maybe we were lucky, with little help from our friends...
Photo: Sharing a moment donating my "Lucky Strike" cigarette with the Dumum people.
Photo: After giving 50-100 Kina to the policeman in jeep who happen to passed by us, they took one of the villager with them and returned to the location with new tyre. It took us 2-3 hours and it was blessing spending time with the locals understanding their life and surrounding...Yeah the group photos..
And after that, the show goes on....

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