We departed Mount Hagen in the southern highlands aboard a nine-seater turbo prop plane. According to my Aussie pilot, this New Zealand-made PAC P-750 was perfect for the challenges of flying in Papua New Guinea, and the 45-minute flight took us smoothly to the lowlands of the Sepik province and the Karawari river. Our landing strip was a mere patch of grass in a dense jungle area; as we touched down, a group of kids ran up to the plane and we took some photos with them while the aircraft was being unloaded. We felt the contrast to the cooler highland climate as the humidity hit us immediately.

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