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#1 Don Silcock

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

I had an interesting experience with the Puri Puri men when I was last at Tufi in PNG. Puri Puri is variously described as traditional medicine, PNG's version of voodoo or just plain BS - depending on who you talk to...

But there is no doubt that the local villagers believe in it, but are usually unwilling to talk about it, which made me experience visiting the Puri Puri people particularly special - especially as I was allowed to visit the "secret place" in the rainforest and photograph how they make the special potions.

I am assured that very few locals are allowed there and I was the first "white fella" to go there.

The article was published in the APNG in-flight magazine Our Way and I have just uploaded it onto my site.

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#2 Nige Wade

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:35 PM

I am assured that very few locals are allowed there and I was the first "white fella" to go there.

Don


Way to go Don,
Cool covershot.

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#3 Steve Williams

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:25 AM

All right Don! Congrats.

Love the expression you caught,
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:07 PM

Tufi lays on some great cultural interchanges. Did you get a chance to raft up river with them? http://www.divernet...._stone_age.html

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:32 PM

Way to go Don,
Cool covershot.

Kudos

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Hi Nigel, thanks for the comment - not quite the cover of Diver though....but we live in hope!

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All right Don! Congrats.

Love the expression you caught,
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Steve, thanks!

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:23 PM

Hi Nigel, thanks for the comment - not quite the cover of Diver though....but we live in hope!

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Praise indeed. Thanks Don :P
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#7 Don Silcock

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

Tufi lays on some great cultural interchanges. Did you get a chance to raft up river with them? http://www.divernet...._stone_age.html



Hi John, yes I certainly did.... like you say there are some great opportunities at Tufi to interact with the local villages. The Puri Puri story is actually the second one I did for Our Way on my experiences in the local villages - the first one was about a "homestay" I did at a village called Orotoaba.

I'll post it when I get a chance.

BTW, Simon Tewson has moved on from Tufi.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:05 PM

Hi John, yes I certainly did.... like you say there are some great opportunities at Tufi to interact with the local villages. The Puri Puri story is actually the second one I did for Our Way on my experiences in the local villages - the first one was about a "homestay" I did at a village called Orotoaba.

I'll post it when I get a chance.

BTW, Simon Tewson has moved on from Tufi.

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Here is the LINK to the story I did on the Orotoaba village homestay - interesting experience and I have since done a few more of them and it really helped me get a better understanding of day to day life for the most PNG people.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:17 AM

Love it, Don!

I really like your style of writing! :-)

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