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472. Cas cas - Cassowary
Our stay in Madang quickly came to an end and it was time to go back to Port Moresby for our flight home. Jack met up with us at the airport and took us to the hotel. The largest vacuum cleaners we have ever seen confronted us in the hotel lobby. Judging by the sound, they are extremely efficient - one can imagine how terrifying they must be for rainforest people.

In the evening, we had dinner with Jack. He seemed amused to hear about Laho and the other Miaru people. The next day Jack fetched the Norwegian car (no 47) outside Brian Bell & Co Pty. Ltd. Surprisingly enough, their generator recently broke down and Brian Bell Jr. asked us if we knew how to repair it. Luckily, Jack was in a hurry so the answer is still unknown.

While bush walking we did not see many animals, so Jack took us to the National Botanical Garden. The Gardens in PNG are deceptive places, not because of big Cas cas birds but because of high crime rate. (National Botanical Garden, Port Moresby)

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Photo Nicklas Nordborg
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