After our stop in Pogapa and a weekend in Timika, we winged our way over to Illaga on our way to Sentani. Am I name-dropping villages and cities. Yep, cause I’m cool like that.
Illaga, like Pogapa, is also a mountain town. The airstrip is paved, which usually means they were touched by the outside world earlier on than some of the other strips Nathan services. That’s not to say that Illaga isn’t still a difficult strip. Nathan says that it looks easy (because it’s paved and mostly flat), but it still has it’s challenges. If I were a pilot, I could explain those challenges to you, but this blog isn’t really about that is it? As a passenger, I’ll say this: my hubby rocked it.
There is usually a military presence in Illaga. The soldiers are usually friendly and are excited that we speak Indonesian. They usually ask where we are from and if they can take our picture.
Totally unimpressed by the airplane and scenery, a rock draws his attention.
I love capturing pictures of smiles.
Elias often gets his picture taken with strangers, but he has his trusty bear in hand to keep him safe!
Illaga has beautiful colors!