AUSTRALIA & ST PAISIOS OF MY HEART
Photos: Papua New Guinea
Orthodox priest survives
tropical hell of Papua New Guinea
LETTERS FROM AN EX 2X2
Archpriest Nikolai Nesprava is known in as “extreme father.” In the summer of this year, he traveled to the jungle of Papua New Guinea. The priest wanted to get acquainted with the life of aboriginal people, who live under the laws of the Stone Age and practice cannibalism. Pravda.Ru interviewed the priest upon his return home.
“How were you welcomed by the tribes of Papua New Guinea?”
“The communication with the Papuans was an amazing experience of communication with the people, whose language we don’t know. There is a gap of thousands of years between us, because they still live in the Stone Age. But the people could understand me. There is a language that is understandable to all humans. This is the language of sincerity, mercy and love. Those people could understand this language very well.
“Warriors are always armed there. When we were trying to approach them we could see the muscles of their arms and chests pulsating. They are very cautious, and they are ready to respond to attacks any moment. Then we started communicating with them, and they put down their bows and arrows. I can’t say that I was happy with everything. On the one hand, I returned alive and practically healthy. On the other hand, when I was looking at the photos that we had taken, I realized that I had not photographed many remarkable moments. I had to throw myself on the ground to take amazing photos.”
“You wrote that the first several days in Papua New Guinea were like hell to you.”
“By the first night of my stay there, the soles of my shoes were deformed, and my legs were aching terribly. I used to serve in special forces and I always thought of myself as a physically prepared man. The jungle was extremely hard for me, though, to my own surprise.””The jungle is usually referred to as “tropical paradise.” As a matter of fact, this is real tropical hell. A local tribe builds homes on pales, up to 30 meters high, and they do it to save themselves from the water that always falls down on their heads from above. The people live in those homes together with their pigs and dogs. During two weeks of our stay there, we saw sunlight for about an hour and that was it. If we had to walk through the jungle, we would be walking through water. We could hardly catch up with the people walking in front of us. Those Continue reading ORTHODOX PRIEST SURVIVES TROPICAL HELL OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA