Aug 19-21 Wamena - Papua Highlands August 21st 2011 I got on the flight. The aircraft was a tad sketchy and had the front half of the passenger section taken out for a rigged up cargo hold (all supplies to Wamena are flown in).
The airport was basic but still decades ahead of any PNG airport I saw. I went in, got my Suran Jalat signed by the police. I found a guide and negotiated a price. It was quite high and while his guide fee was reasonable, ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » West Papua » Wamena The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more