Friday, February 20, 2009

Photos of every day living in PNG

Hey there everyone! Here are a few photos from PNG. My bed, my shower (fancy huh), my open fire cooking experience and a local family that lives outside of POC! Enjoy! Dena

Sunday, February 15, 2009


So after all the rain we've had, today it was something like a blazing 2 million degrees! Today was also the day of the cooking fire demonstration. We learned how to build a fire (with damp wood and damp matches). Of course the bush knife was involved as well! The bush knife is always involved! We got to try building our own and then cooking something. Then we all went around to sample all the dishes for lunch today. I have never in my life been so hot!!!!!!!!!!! I was a walking Niagra Falls - literally!
I have grown very fond of rest time very quickly! In the beginning, ( a week ago) I was excited about having extra time to get stuff done. Now I can't wait to dive into my mosquito net bed! Such an easily trained body I have....
I'm hoping to attach a picture of a cook fire so you can get a glimpse of part of our day today. If there wasn't enough nutritional insentive to not have a fire this weekend, the fire in and of itself is enough to persuade me to eat raw this weekend! (starting this weekend, we have to spend both Sat & Sun in our haus kuk's cooking for ourselves) It's fruit and salad for me!! Can't wait!!
Have a good day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Hello everyone! I am currently experiencing a "clog" in my Outlook download. There seems to be a large attachment or message that has stopped the downloading process into Outlook. I am writing to ask you to please only send me personal messages, NO FORWARDS, or large memory messages while I am in PNG. I am sharing a dial up Internet connection with about 50 other individuals, therefore I only have access to download my messages on Monday and Wednesday evenings for 15 minutes each time.

Until I can complete the download process on this one message, I am unable to send any messages out to you in reply. So, there they sit in my outbox folder. Sadly waiting for an opportunity to be sent over the computer waves into your inbox folder.

Thanks so much for understanding. Hopefully I will have this all figured out soon and I will be able to continue email communication with you in the future.

Until then, here is a picture I took of a cute little hut at POC! Isn't it beautiful?!?!



(posted by Heidi for Dena) :)