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FURTHER TRIPS AROUND THE PLACE

FURTHER TRIPS AROUND THE PLACE

With our friends Andre, Ute, Andi and his family, Amina and MTA were able to move a little around. They went to Sohano Island and to Bonus beach, a sand beach where children are able to enjoy the sea …….

FEET WASHING CEREMONY

FEET WASHING CEREMONY

A traditional ceremony was done to us or better to our feet – “The feet washing ceremony” to keep away the bad spirits we might have brought from overseas. Our feet were washed and we got leave necklaces. This was done by…

FIRST ADVENTURE – GOING ACROSS THE PASSAGE

FIRST ADVENTURE – GOING ACROSS THE PASSAGE

Yesterday we went across the passage – from Buka Island to Bougainville Island (also called “main land”). It’s a quite strong ocean current and sometimes big waves. On the way to Bougainville Island the skipper saw the fear from my Mama and…

MY FIRST DAY IN KAMARAU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

MY FIRST DAY IN KAMARAU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

I was looking forward to the first day in school. I got a pink schoolbag, a pink lunch box and a pink water bottle as I told my Mama and my Papa that for girls there is nothing else than pink…

THE FIRST DAYS IN BUKA!

THE FIRST DAYS IN BUKA!

Saturday afternoon – at long last we arrived in Buka – our home for the next two years. Andi S., who is also working for the Diocese of Bougainville, his wife Margaret and their two children, Hapea and Franz picked…

THE JOURNEY!

THE JOURNEY!

The day of travelling! The start to a long journey to the far east – to the beginning of the world or to the end – you name it. We said Good-bye to our family, neighbours and friends and then…

GOODBYE KINDERGARTEN!

GOODBYE KINDERGARTEN!

The long awaited news! The work permit and visas are here, at last! But we have been told that we have to leave immediately – Shock! We still have to do this; we still have to do that! We tried…

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