The closest town to the Ukarumpa Centre is Kainantu. Tim and I decided to venture there this morning to check out the shops and pick up some supplies Sarah needed. The store on the center has run out of a lot of school supplies.
To get to Kainantu we walked to the gate of the center and waited for a PMV (public motor vehicle). After 10 minutes or so, a van came to the gate and passengers climbed out. We climbed in and found the PMV sat for a few more minutes waiting for more passengers before it started. The PMV made a couple more stops before heading to Kainantu. The trip took us about a half and hour and cost us $ .75 each.
We walked around a few stores and picked up some items. On the way home we were able to catch a ride with friends who we saw in town and were returning to the center in their truck. I’ll let the photo gallery fill you in on what we saw.