|On the left Sawing showing the way, and Didier following. Long sleeves were a must because of mosquitoes; I never found out exactly what the shootgun was for...|
|The path, or rather route through the jungle I couldn't've told anyone had ever traversed before was somewhat difficult in places... on the right Justin is getting his feet wet.|
|Finally we got there -- nothing obvious to distinguish the place from the rest of the jungle, until Sawing pointed out a half-rotten log on the ground.|
|On the left Bilun is showing under the bark what we had come to see: sago worms, or actually larvae of something, I'm not sure what but not butterflies I was assured. In any event they were supposed to be a rare delicacy.|
|On the left Bilun has just explained that they're best eaten alive and proved it by eating one while Didier watches with disbelief; on the right I'm about to follow his example (photo by Justin). Yes, they did taste quite good!|
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