Saturday, November 7, 2009

In the village

In the village we passed a few places where village houses had been burnt
down during the tribal fighting in September. The four graves mark the four
villagers who were killed in the fighting.

A typical Highlands home is pictured. Unlike the coastal homes, that are
built up on stilts or poles, these are low to the ground to keep in the
warmth. The nights and early mornings can get quite cool. The thatched
roofs have little ventilation and since most have their cooking fires in the
house,a lot of Papua New Guineans suffer from asthma and other respiratory