Dangerous Grounds: Papua New Guinea Pictures

On the hunt for a rare blue mountain coffee known for its cocoa flavor in Papua New Guinea, Todd travels the infamous Highlands Highway, known for hijackings, murders and fatal potholes.

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Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael takes notes before setting out on his journey. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael and handfuls of beans. 960 1280

  

In the Andes Mountains

In the Andes Mountains

Filming in the Yungas, a stretch of forest in the Andes Mountains. 960 1280

  

Bolivia's Death Road

Bolivia's Death Road

A memorial on Bolivia’s infamous Death Road. 960 1280

  

The Yungas area

The Yungas area

Locals walking down street in the Yungas. The Yungas area includes parts of Bolivia, Peru and Argentina. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd gets behind the wheel. 960 1280

  

A crumbling Yungas town

A crumbling Yungas town

Driving through a crumbling Yungas town. Yungas is Quechua -- a native South American language -- for "warm valley." 960 1280

  

Dinner on the road

Dinner on the road

Dinner on the road. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael sits with a Bolivian man

Todd Carmichael sits with a Bolivian man

Todd Carmichael sits with a Bolivian man and takes notes. 960 1280

  

A little girl in a hut

A little girl in a hut

A little girl in a hut watches as Todd and his crew pass by. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael on the homemade zip line that traverses a 1,000-foot ravine. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael meets a monkey

Todd Carmichael meets a monkey

Todd Carmichael shakes hands with a monkey. 960 1280

  

Todd Carmichael in the Yungas

Todd Carmichael in the Yungas

Todd Carmichael on a drawbridge in the Yungas. 960 1280

  

Tents in the Yungas

Tents in the Yungas

Tents in the Yungas. 960 1280

  

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Plaza Botero in Medellin

Plaza Botero in Medellin

In the city of Medellin, Plaza Botero is a must-see and is filled with sculptures by the artist Fernando Botero. Todd stops here to ponder where to begin his coffee hunt. 960 1280

  

Todd rides a mule through Nabusimake

Todd rides a mule through Nabusimake

Todd rides a mule through Nabusimake, the spiritual center for the Arhuac people. 960 1280

  

Todd looks out over the city of Medellin

Todd looks out over the city of Medellin

Todd looks out over the city of Medellin as he thinks about his next move. 960 1280

  

Todd visits coffee farmers in Medellin

Todd visits coffee farmers in Medellin

Todd visits with displaced coffee farmers in Medellin, many of whom abandoned their land to escape fighting. 960 1280

  

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Todd eyes the hazardous terrain on his way up the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. 960 1280

  

Todd's car flips in Colombia

Todd's car flips in Colombia

On the way down from Nabusimake, the road washed out beneath Todd's truck and sent it rolling down an embankment where it hung up on a tree, stopping just short of a deep ravine. 960 1280

  

Todd talks coffee with a farmer

Todd talks coffee with a farmer

Todd discusses the quality of this bean with the farmer who produced it. 960 1280

  

A roadside stand in Colombia

A roadside stand in Colombia

A roadside stand sells breads, chorizo and other snacks. 960 1280

  

Todd talks with an Arhuaco man

Todd talks with an Arhuaco man

Todd talks with an Arhuaco man about the coffee his people grow. The Arhuaco are an indigenous people of Colombia and guardians of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. 960 1280

  

Todd plans his next move in Colombia

Todd plans his next move in Colombia

Todd tries to decide whether he should stay in southern Colombia or venture up north toward Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. 960 1280

  

Todd in Nabusimake

Todd in Nabusimake

Todd among the thatched-roof huts of Nabusimake. 960 1280

  

A group of Arhuaco people in Colombia

A group of Arhuaco people in Colombia

A group of Arhuaco watch as Todd and Hollywood travel though Nabusimake. 960 1280

  

Todd wanders through a burned-out building

Todd wanders through a burned-out building

Hollywood gets a shot of Todd wandering through a burned-out building on an abandoned coffee farm. 960 1280

  

Todd tries sancocho

Todd tries sancocho

Todd tries sancocho, a traditional stew of meat, root vegetables and whole corn on the cob. 960 1280

  

Todd in Colombia

Todd in Colombia

With the Arhuaco’s blessing, Todd could be allowed to bring home some of the finest and most unique Colombian coffee available. 960 1280

  

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Todd in an open-air market in Serian

Todd in an open-air market in Serian

Todd at a large open-air market in the busy town of Serian, known for having the best durian fruit. 960 1280

  

Todd on the Lemanak River

Todd on the Lemanak River

Todd takes a nap while floating on the Lemanak River. 960 1280

  

Todd eats at a market in Borneo

Todd eats at a market in Borneo

Todd washes down fried chicken liver with a fruity tapioca tea. 960 1280

  

Todd and his crew at the Lemanak River

Todd and his crew at the Lemanak River

Todd and his boat crew take a lunch break on the banks of the Lemanak. 960 1280

  

After his search for Liberica leaves Todd empty-handed, he takes a moment at the Bidayuh village in Sarawak to contemplate his next move. 960 1280

  

Todd in the Lemanak River

Todd in the Lemanak River

Todd disregards the potential parasites in the Lemanak River and takes a dip to escape the stifling heat. 960 1280

  

An Iban woman in Borneo

An Iban woman in Borneo

An Iban woman prepares a meal of fish and rice along the Lemanak River. 960 1280

  

Todd’s dinner at the market in Kuching

Todd’s dinner at the market in Kuching

Todd’s dinner at the large market in Kuching includes bamboo clams, filet of red snapper, fish head curry, beef satay and stir-fried noodles. 960 1280

  

Liberica can grow to over 25 feet tall

Liberica can grow to over 25 feet tall

Todd realizes that the Liberica he's been looking for is over 25 feet tall. 960 1280

  

Todd and the Iban chief

Todd and the Iban chief

Todd and the Iban chief meet along the Lemanak River. 960 1280

  

Todd shares a meal with the Iban chief

Todd shares a meal with the Iban chief

Todd shares a meal of noodles, snake, turtle meat and steamed vegetables with the Iban chief and his son-in-law. 960 1280

  

Todd examines a bin of live sago worms

Todd examines a bin of live sago worms

Todd ponders eating from a bin of live sago worms, a species of grub that are considered a Malaysian delicacy. 960 1280

  

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