Angoram, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Informed well in advance that the cruise ship would stop at Angoram, villagers far out—numbered the dozen tourists visiting the market along the Lower Sepik River. They spread their wares along the ground on plastic sheets purchased at the trade store. The children were much more curious about the visitors, but a bit reluctant to speak with us. A few knew pidgin, a combination of their native language with English. The market house had columns carved with people, animals, and spirits, much like those found in homes along the Sepik River.