Complicated to briefly relate the last stage of my journey from the friendly Solomon Islands to the tense, and let’s say, complex Papua New Guinea lands, which I insist has nothing to do with Equatorial Guinea in Africa (the other end of the planet).
Only a few hours ago I left the “Comanche territory” where live the last tribes which were discovered 100 years ago isolated without any contact with civilization as shown in the map that I posted in 1901, where the Highlands appear blank without mapping . Land of cannibal tribes as in much of the Pacific including the Solomons, but here I feel that we breathe … All the tribes that I have visited these weeks practiced cannibalism only three generations (their great-grandparents), for reasons and with several objectives that would be very extensive to explain here, and although everyone agrees that it is not practiced anymore I get rumors that some Tribe well isolated in the mountains still practice … although due to the environment I found I decided not to go so far to ask.
To get to the point I tell you that it is a culturally incredible country precisely because of the magic that still breathes cultures and villages that until recently did not know of the existence of anyone else on earth, so we say in general remains the ” Wild, “tribal and” rival “of those who have always solved their conflicts by directly killing themselves. I will tell you that by far it is the country in which I have been most afraid, having to see myself in more of a situation in which my life was in real danger. I had already heard that the atmosphere is complicated at election time every 5 years and many tribes are faced by basically political tensions in the mountains. Well, I had marksmanship and this year they played elections. Only a few weeks ago they chose the new president (which would not be the first time he has not even reached the year of mandate based on attacks by his opponents), so they were doing machete on the route he had planned so The first day well advised and the refusal of my guide to keep the plan canceled everything and began to improvise, a plan for “safe” area, although unsafe turned out to be. Traveling as I decided to do it, away from tourists and hotels with air conditioning, the only safe option in Papua New Guinea is to leave the country, that simple.