Travel Blogs from Madagascar

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Welcome to the Wild, Windy West, Andavadoaka, Madagascar travel blog

Welcome to the Wild, Windy West

A travel blog entry by timshazz


... poor. The huts were little more than a few sticks tied together with a few palm fronds for a roof. This part of Madagascar couldn’t have been further from my preconceptions before we arrived. I had no idea that Madagascar had a desert. There was ...

Oeste, Tsingy de Bemaraha, a floresta de pedra, Bekopaka, Madagascar travel blog

Oeste, Tsingy de Bemaraha, a floresta de pedra

A travel blog entry by foradecasa


... Air Madagascar até Morondava (na língua malgaxe o O tem som de U, logo fala-se Murundava). Algumas curiosidades sobre a Air Madagascar, antigamente ela era conhecida como AirMad (algo como AeroMaluco em português), o que nos fez entrar no avião com ...

"TakeThat!!!!", Taxi Brousse Touts!!!

A travel blog entry by timshazz


It was a really, really, really noisy night even with earplugs so we were a bit bleary eyed when the alarm went off at 6am. We managed a coffee before our 7am pickup for our 8am ride...wishful thinking. The pick-up arrived at about 7.30am and then did a ...

Transport Super Luck, Ambositra, Madagascar travel blog

Transport Super Luck

A travel blog entry by timshazz


Well, well, lucky were we?! We walked down to the Taxi-B station by 6.30am, well in time for our supposed 7am departure. The vehicle was a no show and the next one through was piled sky high. This wasn't looking good and our confidence at ...

Antsirabe, Antsirabe, Madagascar travel blog


A travel blog entry by weixiao


... to it! We visited the beautiful Lake Trivatia where 2 lovers whose parents forbade them to marry jumped together to their deaths. Madagascar's very own Romeo and Juliet! The lake is a stunning emerald blue, surrounded by fur trees. We walked around it ...

THE LIFE OF A CHILD CHANGED FOREVER, Tamatave, Madagascar travel blog


A travel blog entry by jenaaronmad


... be nonexistent thanks to accessible and state-of-the-art medical care.   In our past year and a half living here in Madagascar we have frequently seen children with cleft lip/palate along the roads, in the markets and towns. It's heartbreaking- but ...

Last train into Madagascar, Manakara, Madagascar travel blog

Last train into Madagascar

A travel blog entry by yvan.huppe


... , and the train moved slowly through the city our into the forest and the amazing scenery. We were in the heart of the natural Madagascar now, such raw beauty, we would stop 22 times and go through 70 tunnels, including the second one which was over a KM ...

Chameleons, Mahambo, Madagascar travel blog


A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney


The boat took us up the lakes to Tamatave which is much more built up than other places we've been visiting, so gave us a chance to charge all our gadgets and get out some cash. We went to a botanical garden where they have a few rescue lemurs as well, ...

A Pirate's Life for Me, ile aux natte, Madagascar travel blog

A Pirate's Life for Me

A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney


The ferry crossing to Ile Sainte Marie was the most horrendous 2 hour journey of my life! I felt like I was dying.  There were lots of people, lots of sick buckets and the boat was on its side for a lot of the crossing. (Haven't yet decided whether ...

Since a picture is worth a thousand words..., Anosibe An'Ala, Madagascar travel blog

Since a picture is worth a thousand words...

A travel blog entry by jenaaronmad


Since a picture is worth a thousand words...   Well, it has been over a year since we first arrived in Madagascar. We just finished training the new volunteers that arrived a few weeks ago. In many ways life has become commonplace and routine, but ...

Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog


A travel blog entry by jenny.whinney


... , the palace had a beautiful view over the city and the gardens were filled with poinsettias (our Christmas flowers) which are Madagascar's national flower.  When we walked into the King's palace you had to lead with your right foot as a sign of ...

Mora Mora...Slowly, Slowly..or perhaps die!, Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar travel blog

Mora Mora...Slowly, Slowly..or perhaps die!

A travel blog entry by timshazz


As we were to have a picnic that day for lunch we stepped into the throng of the market to buy provisions before loading up the car for the long drive north. No one place had everything we needed so we picked our way amongst the stalls and tiny shops ...

Tanafisaka walk with Matthew, Andasibe, Madagascar travel blog

Tanafisaka walk with Matthew

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2


After a short rest, we headed down for the night walk.  When we got to the bottom of the stairs saw something moving in the trees.  Went and looked and it was a group of brown lemurs.  Got our first sighting before we left the place!  ...

BVAWT013 - FMMI, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog


A travel blog entry by bva

FMMI - Antananarivo ...

Air Mauritius, Antananarivo, Madagascar travel blog

Air Mauritius

A travel blog entry by kaila

... going via Antananarivo. My response was the same as yours - where the f#$@ is that?!?!?! Apparently it is the capital of Madagascar. Mauritius, being an island, is pretty big on seafood, but even so, I was not expecting curried fish for breakfast! ...

Air Maybe, Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar travel blog

Air Maybe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... 5:30 for a 7:30 am flight even though we're only five minutes from the airport. For a developing country airport (and Madagascar ranks a very lowly number 154 on the UN Human Development Index), Antananarivo's domestic terminal is remarkably calm and ...

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


... ).      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


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


... 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 ...

So much for a relaxing holiday, Antsirabe, Madagascar travel blog

So much for a relaxing holiday

A travel blog entry by yvan.huppe


Up early again, same drill most mornings, packed by 8am, find ATM for money and we started our drive back to Antsirabe in order to head south. There are only a few main roads here which are drive-able, so you can only get to cities my a single road, ...

Time to Go, Tana, Madagascar travel blog

Time to Go

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins


... 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


... 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


A travel blog entry by weixiao


... 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


... 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


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


A travel blog entry by jenaaronmad


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


... 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 ...

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