Monday, March 5, 2012

Gifts and Goodbyes

Time to say goodbye to our host family and their village.  To celebrate our successful visit and show how we value our ongoing relationship, we exchanged gifts.

Papua New Guinean women are experts on weaving “bilums” or string bags.  They are amazing feats of creativity and craftsmanship.  Our family was presented with three such bags.  They’ll be a constant reminder of our perceptive and generous “wasfamili”.  118We look forward to maintaining our relationship, and hopefully visiting them again in the future.

And while most of our friends realized that our time in the village had come to an end and we had other responsibilities, some were more reluctant to be parted from us.  <wink>


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