Le Belouga

Madirokely, Nosy Be, Madagascar | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nosy Be

July 10-14th - sheer heaven, finally!

A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery on Jul 10, 2014

3 comments, 106 photos

... embroidered table cloths I’d had my eyes on the whole trip! Luckily there was a lady in our (again very basic) hotel in Antananarivo with a basket of all kinds of goodies for sale – so I managed to get a few things, although not exactly what I’d wanted. And then a man came in selling lots of precious stones, all mined in Madagascar (rubies, sapphires, emeralds…) – who knows if it’s true, and whether they were genuine, but I did buy a few loose ...

July 9th – leaving Diego Suarez

A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery on Jul 09, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

... muttering about police corruption

  • the aircon stopped working, blowing out lukewarm air – we just opened the windows and got that lovely fresh smell of rural Africa, smoke fires, dust, animals
  • The hotel at Ankify is in a great location overlooking the bay, with a tiny private beach in front of it. The accommodation is in simple sea-facing rondavels, with electricity only from 6pm-midnight. So of course ...

    July 3 - hurray - 'le bagage est arrive, madame'

    A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery on Jul 03, 2014

    5 comments, 28 photos

    ... occurrence for them!

    Bag safely installed in the car, we then drove around the island to a quiet beach where we boarded a 'pirogue' to take us to a reserve where we'd see lemurs. The boat was hand made, wooden, with hand carved wooden oars, and our guide and the boat owner and Steve rowed us around the mangrove forest. They all got up quite a sweat and there were soon good muscles on show! That boat ride was about 45 minutes ...

    July 2nd - Spent a day touring the island

    A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery on Jul 02, 2014

    7 comments, 19 photos

    ... of ylang ylang, and the air is fragrant with its particular smell. The trees grow very tall, but for ease of picking the flowers they are pruned to grow no higher than 2 metres, so everywhere we saw lots of trees that looked as if a storm had broken them down. We saw the copper vats that the perfume is distilled in - apparently the recipe is 500kg of flowers + 300 litres of water, just to make 12 litres of ylang ylang oil ...

    July 1st - We arrived in Nosy Be…

    A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery on Jul 01, 2014

    1 comment, 11 photos

    ... has one, including Ella!!).

    We had an hour's hair raising drive, in the dark, to the small town where we are staying. There are few street lights, but people were walking the roads as the cars tear along them. We were immediately impressed by the lovely smell of ylang ylang and the intense sparkle of the stars against the very black night, with just a tiny sliver of moon to light everything!

    We arrived at our hotel, 'Gerard ...

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    This hotel, located on Madirokely, Nosy Be, is near Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.
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