Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Daily Walk

We thought it would be fun to post photographs of some of the things we see everyday as we walk around the centre. So hope you enjoy them!

When we leave for work in the morning, this is the sight that most often greets us...

We know we included him in our post last time, but he is just so cute!

Then it's off down the hill - quite fast if you are Duncan (who likes to cut it fine for catching the P2 bus to aviation!)

We can't get used to seeing bananas just growing by the side of the road. Can you spot them?

The hills are quite steep and it can be quite a muddy walk - definitely no high heels for Tru.

This is the 'Meeting House' where amongst other things, Church happens. We have been attending the Tok Pisin service and are really enjoying learning new songs and new vocabulary. God is 'Bikpela'. At the beginning of March the High School will stage their production of Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' in there too!

Once you are down the hill, you are in the heart of Ukarumpa - the store, post office, finance office (like the bank for us), school, clinic and director's office are all very close together. It is wonderful to have such excellent facilities available and both expats and Papua New Guineans work in the different places.

Our wonderful store - you never quite know what will be available so we have already learned that if you see it, buy it, because you may not see it again for a while...they have an excellent range of things available, but we haven't been quite brave enough to try the frozen crocodile yet!
The High School buildings are in the background.
These are the clinic buildings - we have two great doctors and a team of lovely people to keep us healthy while we are here.
Back up the hill...
Home sweet home - ours is the ground floor flat above the red door (which leads to a storage area). You can also see our water tanks!
So we wonder if it all looks like you thought it would? We never expected it to be so green!

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