Travel Blogs from Madagascar

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Long winding road to the next rainforest, Ranomafana, Madagascar travel blog

Long winding road to the next rainforest

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

... - heading further and further each day! We stopped a couple of times to look at waterfalls - this river is the largest in Madagascar and heads off to the east coast. The waterfalls were big, full of massive rocks and were pretty. Then, as per usual, I ...

Black and white tails, Ambalavao, Madagascar travel blog

Black and white tails

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

... like Matopos in Zimbabwe. It was wide open, dry and hot. A complete contrast to previous days. Next up - perhaps the thing Madagascar is most well known for. And probably the reason I am here. Ring tailed lemurs! We stopped off at Anja Community ...

Leste, o lado úmido de Madagascar, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Leste, o lado úmido de Madagascar

A travel blog entry by foradecasa

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... ).      Na saída do parque passamos por um centro de educação aos visitantes, mostrando didaticamente como Madagascar se isolou das outras terras, o aparecimento dos lêmures e de outras espécies de plantas e animais que são ...

A human ventilator, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

A human ventilator

A travel blog entry by lexicon

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There’s been a change. I can feel it. From the depths of my concentration over a patient’s file, I can sense the shift. It’s dusk, but that isn’t it. Mothers have stopped fussing about, children are calmly huddled nearby and the ...

Back to Tana, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Back to Tana

A travel blog entry by weixiao

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... to Ambohimanga, the original capital of the Merina royal family. The view from the rock is amazing. Our last day in Madagascar was shopping day! We brought pretty much everything we possibly could. Unfortunately there were no lemurs for sale! We went ...

Time to Go, Tana, Madagascar travel blog

Time to Go

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... the fact that Lacy's stairs brutally attacked me before I left, and I am one sore, bruised, tired old lady. Beyond that, Madagascar has been a mentally exhausting place to travel. My guard is always up. In places where there's a lot of begging, I'm ...

One Door Closes ? ? ?, Toamasina, Madagascar travel blog

One Door Closes ? ? ?

A travel blog entry by marybabe

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... nbsp;coloured by me, printed on it.  I also got a map of the world up on the computer and showed the patients where Madagascar is then showed them where The UK is.  It was great fun, then we looked at where the others nurses were from, ...

Fianarantsoa, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar travel blog

Fianarantsoa

A travel blog entry by weixiao

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... sunburnt. On the way back we visited the tree plantations and got to see a train full of bananas passing along Madagascar's one railway line. Rebecca and I had an extravagant dinner at Tsara Guesthouse. Rebecca's reward for having survived the day! ...

Trying to catch up with the story, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Trying to catch up with the story

A travel blog entry by maxinegordon

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... incidents here. From what I have been told, after the coup in 2009, the US and the African Union withdrew aid to Madagascar until the new government held "democratic" elections. This has caused the country to fall into an economic crisis which they ...

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 ...

taxi brousse to Andasibe village, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

taxi brousse to Andasibe village

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... of the birds we had questions about.  Thanked him for sharing the book with us.  He plans to give it to his guide when they leave Madagascar.  Think this is a wonderful gesture because it seems there are very few books among the guides. ...

Entering Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Entering Madagascar

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

... with handbags, cameras, passport, etc etc! I was tired and couldn't be bothered anyway! There didn't look like much around. Travelling Madagascar alone would be pretty optimistic. I don't even think it's possible. So I'm joining a tour group. We all met ...

Visiting the witch doctor, Antsirabe, Madagascar travel blog

Visiting the witch doctor

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

... had a variety of different things: - Lots of bottles full of water which have been collected from special places all over Madagascar - various branches from different trees. They sand the wood to make a powder, then mix this with water to treat ...

All the lemurs, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

All the lemurs

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

... beetle! These are small beetles (about 1cm long), red and black, with really long necks! They were featured on the BBC Madagascar programme - which everyone else seems to have watched. I had no clue, but happy being ignorant to the potential things we ...

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 ...

The Haunting Call of The Indri Indri Lemurs, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

The Haunting Call of The Indri Indri Lemurs

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... has been studying a type of duck that was thought to be extinct but had been found in a very remote area.  She had hitchhiked from Tana to here and was headed out the next morning but had some interesting tales to tell of her time here in Madagascar. ...

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 ...

Trip to village, visit with Mamy at  Internet shop, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Trip to village, visit with Mamy at Internet shop

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2

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... also was able to get us three more gigabytes of data for our dongle.  Said this past year has been slow because of the Air Madagascar strike and what it did for tourism. Never did make it to check on the ATM because it began to mist/rain in earnest ...

Desert moonscape, Isalo, Madagascar travel blog

Desert moonscape

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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I didn't bother with breakfast, which was just bread. So I had some mangos! By 8am we were off for the short drive to Isalo National Park. We were lucky that it was open - up until yesterday there was a strike held by all the guides and the park had ...

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