Published in Paradise magazine - Feb/Mar 2010 copyright Euralia Paine
ORO..ORO..ORO!! (Oro means "Welcome" in the languages of the Northern Province of Papua New Guinea). The word conjures up images of graceful dancing warriors adorned with flamboyant headdress made from Bird of Paradise feathers and hornbill beaks, jabbing spears into the air, chanting "Oro...Oro..Oro" to visitors. With the same passion, I say "Oro..Oro..Oro" to you. Stories of my village Begabari, my province (Northern/Oro) and my beautiful country, Papua New Guinea will feature here.