Fascinating Papua unforgettable adventure fantastic people.If one day you are fortunate enough to go to visit or live to Papua Island you will not only get caught by the breathtaking beauty of the land but also you will be captivated to witness a unique surviving and still relevant culture these days of hi-tech and ultra modern solitude ages.Fascinating Papua unforgettable adventure fantastic people.
Hoping some day you will be as lucky as I was to spend a whole year observing this magnificent region so rich culturally ( may be too rich for its own good)
Best way to access the mountain town was to fly be helicopter and often times had to wait in the lower land for the weather to be friendly . Flying over a dense green inhospitable , unforgivable primary forest that only Papua’s people had learn to adapt to over thousands of years.
After that smooth landing in Tembagapura and a final greeting from the russians pilots we went to the welcoming party .
Nice welcome at the entrance where Papua people are wearing their traditional outfits and performing ancestral dance.
Siti started to engage with her fellow Indonesian citizens from the other side of town..
Only the crown was about enough for her as she discovers that Papua People are extremely kind and welcoming.
There inside some traditional delicacies are waiting for degustation especially these big chubby caterpillars slightly grilled and that taste very much like Camembert . Not much my cup of tea but was worth the try only out of professional curtesy thought.
Next on the menu was something a bit more exotic to say the least as the tribe brought a tree from Tremelo village. That tree grew near the sea-shore and once they cut it open surprisingly revealed hundreds of live grey slugs that didnt looked that much appetizing I must say.
These little guys spend their life digging holes and feeding out of the tree by the sea and I basically did not have anything against that and I was ready to let them go on living their interesting lives… dream on !!… for the sake of science and a bit to impress everyone I could not pass this opportunity to extend my range of tasted food.
Then guess what?? Have you ever tasted oysters ?? well here you go , taste is very similar with a zip of lemon juice it was just fine.
As you can see Papua has so much to offer to the world .Fascinating Papua unforgettable adventure fantastic people.Papua people adventure.
Fascinating people and culture, fascinating land not to be forgotten as a true living heritage to humanity. Respect.