When I was a kid I remember looking at the world map for the first time ever made me disappointed. The whole world when explored we know every single inch of it, our city, every tiny island in the middle of the ocean. There is nothing to explore more. But over the past week I decided to put my disappointment aside and visit one of the hardest, most remote places in the world. It’s the kind pf place you can’t go by yourself; it’s the kind of place that gets no tourists. But with the help of International Red Cross, I was able to get to the heart of the undiscovered countries in the world. And what I explored there I hope it makes you think twice before looking to the world map again. Because this is the story of Papua New Guinea.
On your first day there you will realize that people don’t see tourists very often. So when they see you and you see them, I kid you not, it’s an instant love story.
This has never happened before. Something as simple as the way they recycle cans is unique. They collect the big bulky cans and dumps them on the street. The cars drives over the can and crushes it. A person collects it and the tribe recycles it. None of this is illegal and all of this makes driving a car feel like you are helping the community.
The way they washes their car is also unique. you see water coming out of a hose; it is natural string water. Those people turned into a car washer. You drive in and they clean you with fresh, spring, cold water and you drive out without the machine. It is amazing and it is really really fun.
There are more than 800 tribes and 800 different looks. Some looks scary like the mud men; others look friendly. When I watched them celebrate their tradition and when they took me in as one of them; that was amazing. This is a feeling that you will not get anywhere else.
This country is objectively amazing and should be taken care of. The tribal war-fare still exists, the burned down airplanes, the burned down homes and the destroyed lives of the most vulnerable still exists today. That’s why organizations like International Red Cross are exactly tdhere to help, to go to the middle of nowhereand rebuild destroyed clinics, to supply entire school with water, and to give building materials to those that have been left with nothing.
A actual map has lot of places to explore and lot of people to help.