Vanga Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Hot tub
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... stalks and cow dung is lit in the middle of the pile, and the bricks are cooked, increasing their strength. Charcoal is also used for firing the bricks as well as for cooking, and charcoal production is also a popular business along the road. Many years ago eucalyptus trees were imported from Australia. Not much good for building, the trees are harvested after 6 months and turned to charcoal. The smoke from the brick and charcoal production is a major contributor to the ...
... transported, it looks so cruel, pigs too being dragged by their ankles through the street, most likely to slaughter. As it approaches lunch time, we stop in one of the small villages to buy some fruit. Its mango season here now, so without question that it what I want to buy, along with some bananas. The taste is exquisite! The area toward Miandrivazo is very barren. Rivo tells us that this is a result of 'slash and burn' ...
... market=some stalls on the side of the road) which had bags and souvenirs, then we went to another one which specialised in hats. We then drove to an aluminium "factory" - which was essentially a family's backyard- where they melted down aluminium and used soil/dust moulds to create pots. The aluminium was like the gold when melted at sovereign hill, and they poured it right next to their feet in bare feet! (Apparently safer, as shoes will catch on fire from the heat!!) ...
Our flight from Tana to Joburg was scheduled for 6am, and yesterday afternoon we checked that it had not changed (backwards or forwards).
So we had an early night in our grotty hotel ('Le Manoir Rouge'), as the minibus was to come for us at 4am… Ella of course slept in her clothes, one less thing to think about when trying to wake her up! The other Cedar House family, the Megans, our Cumnor Avenue neighbours, were also in the hotel, having also been in ...
... the entrance gate was marked with a huge eagle and a phallus as a sign of circumcision and nobility - I've never seen a coat of arms quite like that before. Our tour guide told us that the tradition here when a boy is circumcised is for the grandfather to eat the skin quickly with a banana. Apart from the strange decoration, the palace had a beautiful view over the city and the gardens were filled with poinsettias (our ...