Pandauke - the midst of nowhere

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the house of the head of the village where we spent the night

The real journey began the next day. We woke up very early to anticipate the 10-hour walk we had to go through to reach Wo'onsa. But since it had been raining all night, all the roads in Pandauke were flooded. We had to use motorbike first to reach another village called Pu'umbotoh and started walking from that point. However, no motorbikes could go through the flooded road and so we had to wait till about 10 o'clock before the road became less flooded and we could mount the motorbikes. It was the scarriest motorbike journey I'd ever had in life. For two hours we went through all these off-road routes: rivers, sandy hills and very very narrow pathway right beside the cliffs. We had lunch at Pu'umbotoh and around three o'clock we began the walk. We had to walk through very very muddy paths and sometimes through rivers too. After an hour or so, we began walking through the jungle. It was a very difficult journey. I especially hate the mud which makes everything so much harder plus the mud smelled like pigsty. And because we started the journey late, we didn't reach Wo'onsa that night. We're stranded in the middle of the pitch black jungle. Luckily we found an open hut and so spent the night there - feeling cold, hungry, and very miserable. One of my friends brought a satelite phone so we made a few phone calls telling our family and friends that we're okay and no need to worry because we're still alive and not lost though we're in the midst of nowhere

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the house of the head of the villa…
the house of the head of the vill…
the villagers of Pandauke
the villagers of Pandauke
the dish made of boar
the dish made of boar
brenabon - the traditional dish ma…
brenabon - the traditional dish m…
the head of the village and his wi…
the head of the village and his w…
the beginning of the journey
the beginning of the journey
the motorbike had to cross very di…
the motorbike had to cross very d…
my motorbike driver, hes the son …
my motorbike driver, he's the son…
the deep valleys I saw while I was…
the deep valleys I saw while I wa…
still fresh at the start of the jo…
still fresh at the start of the j…
another difficult route the motorb…
another difficult route the motor…
a tree had fallen the previous nig…
a tree had fallen the previous ni…
the motorbike drivers had to cut i…
the motorbike drivers had to cut …
and the motorbikes could all pass …
and the motorbikes could all pass…
then we crosse the river to the Pu…
then we crosse the river to the P…
this is a grandmother I met at Pu…
this is a grandmother I met at Pu…
one of the bike drivers lent us hi…
one of the bike drivers lent us h…
the route was very very very muddy…
the route was very very very mudd…
crossing the jungle
crossing the jungle
crossing the rivers
crossing the rivers
and another river
and another river
the view was breath-taking but was…
the view was breath-taking but wa…
when its almost evening, we stopp…
when it's almost evening, we stop…
Kamojang is a very small and poor …
Kamojang is a very small and poor…
This is rev. Yradin, our friend wh…
This is rev. Yradin, our friend w…
We found a pig at Kamojang - here …
We found a pig at Kamojang - here…
we took picture with the whole vil…
we took picture with the whole vi…
the journey became harder and hard…
the journey became harder and har…
and finally when night fell, we ar…
and finally when night fell, we a…
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