Travel Blogs from Madagascar

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The debt of fate, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

The debt of fate

A travel blog entry by lexicon

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Certain things with children are universal. They get cranky when tired and will inevitably throw a tantrum when exhausted. They love to shove things in their mouths, regardless of what their parents beg of them. They love shiny things, anything with ...

HERE IS A GLIMPSE OF THE CHILDREN, Tamatave, Madagascar travel blog

HERE IS A GLIMPSE OF THE CHILDREN

A travel blog entry by jenaaronmad

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Daily cost of taking 5 children & their parents over 300 km to change their lives forever: $65.40; Changing a child's life forever: Priceless   This is Fitiavana, his name means "love."  Just one look at him and you can see he will have ...

Lemurs and Leeches, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Lemurs and Leeches

A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney

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We were lucky when we arrived at the taxi-brousse stop, as one was almost full, so we didn't have to wait long to leave (they only go once they’re full). Thankfully, our rucksacks went on top, so we had our seats to ourselves.  After haggling ...

Moramanga to Antsirabe, Antsirabe, Madagascar travel blog

Moramanga to Antsirabe

A travel blog entry by couillard

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Another long journey (10 hours) that took most of the day but we did stop for pictures, pineapple tasting on the side of the road, lunch and the bank tour to find an ATM that would work with our cards. Now a little something special for my brother in ...

I'm bored... He says, Moramanga, Madagascar travel blog

I'm bored... He says

A travel blog entry by jenaaronmad

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January 4, 2007 "I'm Bored...He says" Okay, so here is how our most recent "adventure" began. It's New Year's Day & we decide to walk downtown to visit a friend. As we're strolling towards the market, Aaron looks at me and says, "I'm bored, ...

Bonjour from Mad, Diego Suarez, Madagascar travel blog

Bonjour from Mad

A travel blog entry by annaelise

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Bonjour§ I have 2 min to tell u everything i have seen in the past ten days so the grammer will be awful b/.c of the keyboard. excuse. Mad is so cool! Everthing is different from north to south.  We spent the first ten days in the south ...

Dans les pics des Tsingy de Bemaraha, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar travel blog

Dans les pics des Tsingy de Bemaraha

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Après notre belle descente de la Tsiribihina, on continue l'aventure avec les mêmes camarades pour prendre la direction des Tsingy de Bemaraha... Après avoir joliment chargé nos deux 4*4, nous nous sommes embarqués pour 4 heures de  ...

L'allée des géants à la tête dans le sol!, Allée des baobabs, Madagascar travel blog

L'allée des géants à la tête dans le sol!

A travel blog entry by mikadiena

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Dernière étape de notre périple depuis Antsirabe, nous laissons derrière nous notre camp au pied des Tsingy pour rejoindre dans un 1er temps Belo sur Tsiribihina (on vous refait le topo des 4-5h de 4*4!, cf les épisodes précédents!) et ensuite la ...

Narrow Shave with the Wood Chipper, Ranomafana, Madagascar travel blog

Narrow Shave with the Wood Chipper

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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My first few days alone in Madagascar were not successful. First of all, no banks in Tana would give me access to the approximately one billion francs that are sitting in my account. This is ironic, since everyone on the street assumes that I'm loaded ...

I arrived, Antsirabe, Madagascar travel blog

I arrived

A travel blog entry by jessicapaige

Hi everyone! I made it safe and sound. As most of you know my grandfather passed away a few days before I was scheduled to leave so I postponed the trip by a week. I arrived in Antananarivo (tana) last monday night very late and tried to quickly remember ...

A Nice Cup of Tea, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar travel blog

A Nice Cup of Tea

A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney

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... ended up with a huge pizza each (not exactly traditional Malagasy cuisine).   Today was a very indulgent day visiting first Madagascar's tea plantation and then its Vineyard and winery.  The tea plantation smelt amazing and all their teas, some ...

Island Hopping..., Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Island Hopping...

A travel blog entry by op13

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Island ...

Cold Cabins, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Cold Cabins

A travel blog entry by couillard

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The evenings are cold and damp so we had to strip the blankets off the single bed and use them for added warmth. After a good night sleep we had an American breakfast and left to go to the National Park at 7:30. Our driver Josse, took us to the entrance ...

A peaceful day, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

A peaceful day

A travel blog entry by maxinegordon

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Dear Family, This is the final story of the trip.  It wasn't the last day, just the last day I got around to writing about. I took a cab to a small mall-like area called City  Waterfront which was on an artificial lake. I had seen the massage ...

From Mauritius to Madagascar, Antsirabe, Madagascar travel blog

From Mauritius to Madagascar

A travel blog entry by domjonna

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... We got up bright and early yesterday morning and said goodbye to Mauritius, at last for a couple of weeks, and flew off to Antananarivo, Madagascar. We arrived in Tana, as it's called, in time for lunch and a walk in the afternoon sun. Our stay in Tana ...

Isalo National Park, Tulear, Madagascar travel blog

Isalo National Park

A travel blog entry by wagscallion

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We hitched a lift back to Tulear with the hotel owner's elderly father. We had been considering some off road biking in the area but it looked a bit disappointing terrain wise so we abandoned it. Instead we went to Isalo national Park - 250km in a taxi, ...

Success is Oh-so relative ;), Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Success is Oh-so relative ;)

A travel blog entry by lexicon

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Is failure still a failure if it's failing less so than expected? I know, I know, it's one of those "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around, does it make a sound?" kind of philosophical question. But seriously, that was my day. A success ...

Tana again, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Tana again

A travel blog entry by behi

... 2 days trying to find some deodorant for Mari because she's running out. No luck though, can't find it anywhere!!! As of Madagascar, I'm going to miss this place. We have'nt wandered west of Antananarivo so our experiences have been in the east. Once you ...

Busy Day, Ambalavao, Madagascar travel blog

Busy Day

A travel blog entry by couillard

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... named "Douze" went with the girls. We then backtracked to Ambavalao Village to visit the Zebu market which is the biggest in Madagascar. People from all over come to sell or purchase the hump back cattle. Very few women are at this event unless they are ...

Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Antananarivo

A travel blog entry by wagscallion

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fourth entry, Antsirabe, Madagascar travel blog

fourth entry

A travel blog entry by jessicapaige

Hi! This morning I went with a local peace corps volunteer to the local association that takes in 15 homeless kids and feed another 30 (when they have enough money for food that is). They are so generous and I feel so lucky that my friend Josh put me in ...

Lemuriens sautant entre les tsingy, Ankarana, Madagascar travel blog

Lemuriens sautant entre les tsingy

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Madagascar est associé aux lémuriens, voici une réserve qui a une concentration assez impressionnante de lémuriens et qui, contrairement aux autres parcs, possède des chauve-souris et des tsingies. ...

A Day in the Country, Moramanga, Madagascar travel blog

A Day in the Country

A travel blog entry by maxinegordon

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... iPad with Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye and Aretha on it. We sang Get Up, Stand Up. Bob Marley saved the day in Madagascar!   Eventually (that is an understatement again), a pousse-pousse driver came by and Satry flagged him down and we took the ride ...

ISALO NATIONAL PARK, FIANARANTSOA, Madagascar travel blog

ISALO NATIONAL PARK

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

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From Morondava I took a one hour flight down the coast to Tulear. Have nice room at Chez Alain and on internet instant message with my Patricia. We  both see each other but no audio, still a big thrill.  Take 2  hour trip to seaside resort ...

Restaurant sur la plage, Andilana, Madagascar travel blog

Restaurant sur la plage

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Si vous voulez faire un diné à Nosy Be, allez à Andilana chez Loulou. Pourquoi ? Tout simplement on mange une bonne cuisine sur la plage. ...

Finally Saw Lemurs! Almost Finished Training!, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Finally Saw Lemurs! Almost Finished Training!

A travel blog entry by jenaaronmad

It is Saturday April 8th and we took a trip to the Capital for lunch , internet and the grocery store! We are beginning week 8 of training and are almost finished! Three weeks from now we will be in our own home in Anosibe an'Ala!!! Time is flying by ...

Veloma Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Veloma Madagascar

A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney

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We’ve taken our final taxi-brousse of the holiday back to Tana.  I want you to get the full taxi-brousse experience while you’re reading this.  So firstly, find whoever else is in your house and ask them to sit on the same seat ...

Tulear, Tulear, Madagascar travel blog

Tulear

A travel blog entry by wagscallion

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Parc National Isalo, Ranohira, Madagascar travel blog

Parc National Isalo

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Ici, lémuriens, canyons et piscines naturelles ainsi que des tombes sakalavas. Une bonne combinaison qui a fait de ce parc le plus visité de Madagascar. Allez 2 jours de camping. ...

Saphire, Ilakaka, Madagascar travel blog

Saphire

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Ilakaka est rapidement passé d'un simple village à une ville grâce à la découverte du saphir. On peut visiter des mines ainsi que des commerçants. ...

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