Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Over the River and Through the Jungle

033One aspect of our training is to make us proficient in the main method of transportation in Papua New Guinea—walking.    There are very few roads in PNG, especially in the mountains.  Hiking on often narrow, slippery, jungle trails with logs for bridges over streams and rivers is usually the method used get from point A to point B.  So in order that we might experience this part of everyday life for the average Papua 034New Guinean, (and prepare us for our future stay in a village) our whole family participates in the weekly hikes.  Sometimes the kids hike with the us, and sometimes they hike separately with their teachers.  We’ve found they do so much better when their parents aren’t around to complain to.  <grin>


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