Fireworks over the airport runway at Nabire, Papua, Indonesia.
When we first moved to Papua in December of 2012, I was quite surprised to see fireworks being sold in the remote highland town of Wamena. Dozens of stands popped up alongside the road where you could buy any kind of firework, for a price. […]
A white and blue 737 screams onto the runway. After it has passed, a dark-skinned Papuan woman scurries across the asphalt, her colorful net bag swaying behind her. Probably not a scene you would see in America, right? Welcome to Wamena! A remote aviation town situated in a breathtaking valley at 5150 feet above sea […]
Do you like clouds? I like certain kinds of clouds, like the bright, puffy ones that patch a blue sky, but I really don’t like low, gray clouds that blot out the sun and dull the day into tones of gray. Where we live in Wamena, Indonesia, at 5150 feet elevation, we have a lot […]