The Interior of Papua Category

Eating a Balanced Diet


This is the sixth in a series of posts about my recent foray into the interior of Papua. While visiting villages in the interior, we met with women and shared a variety of information with them. Not everyone is literate and not everyone speaks Indonesian anyway, so we used a lot of visual aids. The […]

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Planting Seeds


This is the fifth in a series of posts about my recent foray into the interior of Papua. I really enjoyed my first experience doing field work. It gave me a lot of things to think about and maybe less fortunate for the participants, it gave me opportunities to learn through practice – facilitating discussions […]

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Some Places I’ve Been.


This is the fourth in a series of posts about my recent foray into the interior of Papua. While I was on this trip up in the mountains, I visited four different places. Each were different from one another, and all were beautiful and quite interesting. 1. Anggeruk. When we got to Anggeruk, the people […]

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Essential Accessories


This is the third in a series of posts about my recent foray into the interior of Papua. My visit to the interior provided plenty of time to study and to write, which I really appreciated and enjoyed. But there was one thought in particular that kept nagging at the back of my mind. Whether […]

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Off the Grid


This is the second in a series of posts about my recent foray into the interior of Papua. As you probably know, Papua makes up half of the world’s second largest island. And as you probably also know, it has a population density of about 10 people per square kilometer. There are thousands of remote […]

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Here We Go Adventuring


This is the first in a series of posts about my recent foray into the interior of Papua. A few months ago, I met woman named Phyliss at the airport in Jayapura. She had been a missionary in the Yali region of the interior of Papua from the 1960s through the 80s. When we met […]

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