7693 Miles from Home: The Movie, will not be released in a theater near you, but short videos of our adventures in Indonesia (and beyond) are now available for you to watch in the comfort of your own home. We’ve uploaded about a dozen videos to our sister site, 7693 Miles from Home, on YouTube.
A Sampling from 7693 Miles from Home: The Movie
Travel between the highlands, where most employees live, and the lowlands, where the airport connects us to the world, is a big part of life at PT Freeport Indonesia. When luck is in our favor, we get to make the trip via a quick, scenic, and adventurous chopper flight. When weather is bad, or other factors work against us, we’re stuck with a 2-3 hour ride in an armored & windowless bus on the road shown briefly in the video.
PTFI has a close connection with many of the local Papuan tribes in the Timika and Tembagapura areas. One of these is the Kamoro tribe. Each year Tembagapura hosts a Kamoro Art & Culture Program, featuring traditional Kamoro dancers, foods, carvings and sculptures. The girls really enjoyed the event, including trying new and unusual foods.
The post about our Australian Roadtrip featured one of Ally’s wildlife selfies. It was a great shot of a nice moment between her and a kangaroo at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. As this video illustrates, it was not an easy shot to get.
Cairns Australia is home to a large population of Spectacled Flying Foxes (bats). The name is appropriate; they’re huge. Most of the family was fascinated by them. I was not as enthusiastic. I’m even less enthusiastic about posting this video, but Chris loved the bat “experience.”
If you’re interested in seeing more videos, click on this link.
What did Ally and her friend eat?
Hi Hailey! We were eating some kind of river worm (I don’t remember exactly what they were called). They were alive, but we dipped them in a sauce before eating them. I would eat them again. Have you ever eaten worms?