A Journey To The Roof of Indonesia
In Part 1 Paman told us about how he got along with locals at Sugapa and Swanggama. Now the real expedition to Carstensz pyramid begins !
Day 3 - 6 : JAMBUSIGA - EBAY: Jungle with Wild rivers and swamps
Swanggama - Jambusiga Camp, July 19
Yes today our expedition to Carstensz Pyramid begins! At 7 a.m I've done my packaging. Porters packed tents, locals gathered and watched as these strangers prepare for the expedition. Curious children , gentlemen wearing koteka with riffle or arc and arrows in hands, hovering near us to get every chance to be photographed. Okay then...come everybody..say cheese..! Children chirped merrily, adults got really amazed seeing their picture on the camera's LCD display, and the man with the riffle asked for a commission :(
Some porters hawked their commodities :
cigarettes, candies, instant noodle, areca, and fried snacks. As these items were laid on top of a plastic sack, flies started to come and landed on fried snacks, followed by dogs and pigs.
The seller drove out these animals with a waive of a hand.