Anyway we organised some bring-your-own-food-and-drinks night at our place so the girls got to meet almost everyone we hang out with here in Madang. Jon and Miquel made a very good impression on them with their knowledge of music and celebrity gossip. You have to understand that both Marleen and Dewy are like walking music encyclopaedias to me. Even though Jon’s interest in music is mainly Euro Trash, he found his soul mate in Dewy, and they could just go on and on about some artists who have already been erased out of memories a long time ago. And not without any reason, eh!
A week later my sister Dorien came to visit me in PNG for a second time. Charlye arrived in the morning, and in the afternoon I picked up Dorien. So we had a full house again at Coronation Drive! Dorien had a horrible day with crossing the border at Jayapura and Vanimo. A few days before she met up with Marleen and Dewy in Indonesia and they explained her how they crossed the border so she did exactly the same. Unfortunately for her when she arrived at the border crossing, she got send back to Jayapura to get another stamp in her passport from the PNG consulate. This was all in one day and both of us didn’t expect her to arrive in Madang the same day. If Air Niugini didn’t have a delay that day (or any other day) she definitely would have missed her connection and had to stay two nights in Vanimo before she could get the next flight to Madang. But she managed to get on the plane so we celebrated that and Charlye’s return with a good glass of wine. Although Charlye didn’t make it for that glass of wine because the jetlag had already kicked in.
Relaxing in the water at Hole in the Wall