Weekend in the Residential Settlement
That Friday afternoon, we walked together through the markets and streets of the Koki area, at the eastern end of Ela Beach. I had never seen a paved road like this, almost without cars, but full of people.
For one week, I lived in the Indonesian Embassy because security protocols prevented me from setting foot in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. I could only watch the hustle and bustle of the streets from behind the car window.
I needed an “entrance” to recognize this city. The Indonesian Embassy introduced me to Rawa, a local middle-aged woman who works at the Indonesian Ambassador\'s guesthouse. She said I could stay at her relative\'s house in the village.