Living in Papua

Hello World!  Hello from the other side.

So, here I am, at Papua. It has been almost four months after my first landing at Mozes Kilangin Airport at Timika. We supposed to be here since half year ago, but because of some circumstances we were not allowed to be moved. I work at Freeport Indonesia as representative of my company, Midroc Automation. We are ten people which is seven Swedish expatriates and three Indonesian.

I remember when my friend sent me a message, ” Where are you now? Which part of Indonesia?”

Honestly, I was kind of worried about the work place here before we came. I think about the hard environment, the culture, the altitude and many more. Typical me, over-thinking :D. But after living here for some days, I started to love this place.

View from my appartment

The thing that I love is the weather and the scenery. It is really beautiful here, we are surrounded by mountain and there is a lot of water fall on it. Its like the scene of Avatar movie. hehe. The air is very cold, below ten degree. Sometimes it is sunny but on the other day it will be really foggy.

About the food, actually it is really good (for the first two weeks). They serve western and Indonesian food every day at mess hall (canteen). We can take as much as we want. They also serve desert, for instance ice cream and cakes.  But then I felt really bored with those foods. I miss the Ikan asin and tempe tahu. Moreover, the food makes my cholesterol even worse. It is 264 for now. Its really high (dangerous zone). Continue reading “Living in Papua”