In both Goroka (in the mountains) and Madang (on the coast), we visited the museum and learned a lot about the different cultures, and the history since PNG was explored by folks with cameras, and governed by superintendents who liked to build museums. They both have well presented displays and are well maintained. They have a LOT of stuff in them, but we thought this giant mask made out of rope was hilarious....it was over a metre high, so the dancer would actually have been looking out from the big grin!
How do you like the poster for a bank? We think that WE should be allowed to spell English the way they do over here....much more sensible!! In fact, Pigin is a whole lot more sensible than English in every way......you just have to have your ear tuned to a very broad Aussie accent, and remember that the only verb conjugation consists of just sticking -im on the end of the root. So "yu mi tupla wantim go long stoa" means "We both want to go to the store"....simple!!
Now that we are back in Wewak, we need to spend some time with our partner's family of 5 energetic boys. Here is a photo of 2 of them, being closely supervised by the family cat.......which also gives us some close supervision and advice now and then! The photo at the computer was taken about 5 minutes ago, and he is now asleep in an empty box especially put there for him up on the wardrobe. We live in a small bed-sitter flat below the wooden floor of their tropical-elevated house, and it is working out very well.
God bless you there! Until later.....