Some locals tell me that eating turtle eggs have aphrodisiac properties, while others tell me selling off one batch of eggs is equivalent to 2 to 4 days of pay […]
Oh Papua, you were great. But all good things must come to an end. After spending over a month out in Papua, I moved onwards to Bali. It was a […]
It’s always exciting to stroll into a remote Papuan village. Everyone stares down a muddy, smelly foreigner like they’re looking at an alien even though they’re so friendly. They’re really […]
Its name is literally the Magnificent Bird of Paradise. Golden feathers? Curly feathers???? “What are you looking at? Y’all better keep following this blog.” – the magnificent bird of paradise.
Ever since I began my trip to Papua, Indonesia in mid-November, I began to have regrets for not taking Mr. Aaronian’s ornithology class back at boarding school. Sure, I was […]
A fair number of you responded to my post, Who Knows What This Is? (some demanding presents, some not). If you haven’t, take a quick look at that post and make a […]
We’ve all seen things glow in the dark before and in general, aren’t those things kind of cool? During one of my last nights in the Arfak Mts., I set up […]