Residence Mareva

5, Rue Elysee Ravelontsalama, Antananarivo, 101, Madagascar | Hotel
Prices starting from $26.00

Travel Blogs from Antananarivo

Baguettes, Renault 4s and a little bit of France

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... was Madagascan.

I stayed at the Tana Jacaranda Guesthouse in the tourist part of the city next to the main old colonial government buildings. It was halfway up one of those cobbled streets overlooking the Lake Anosy and with a good view of the Royal Palace on the opposite hill. It was friendly and full of creaky old wooden floors and I pitted the guests on the floor beneath me.

That night I met a American ...

A busy week at Akany Avoko

A travel blog entry by sueblueginger


... and a treat for the CAM girls.

Despite all the usual difficulties, we booked a bus and a driver and took the babies to the zoo in Tana. Together with Jill, June and two monitors we led the babies out of their first floor playroom - two babies each. As we walked across the playground some of them began to howl with fear, and the noise level rose as we neared the bus. They were terrified of leaving their sanctaury and going into ...

Midnight Holdup

A travel blog entry by lexicon


... the police officer put a price on our heads. Ten thousand Ariary a person to be let go.

A 30,000 Ar penalty for crossing his path at midnight on a Saturday evening returning from dinner. The outrage. So our swiss gentleman, who’d already rolled up a 10,000 Ar bill in his hand from the get-go, reached out into the night and held out the bill. I watched from the back seat as he held firmly onto that bill until he had the identifications in ...


A travel blog entry by ngairephillips


... proportion of people in this city live below the poverty line, evidenced by the numerous beggars present on the cities streets. It's challenging to walk past these people - thoughts fill my head: Should I give them money? Which ones? How do I decide? Would it really make any difference to their lives? Why do they not approach locals as well? Is this the best way of helping them? Is bringing tourist dollars into this country enough of a contribution? Too many questions ...

Marooned in Madagascar

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... were many old French cars driving around, it was like going back in time 25 years when Marjolaine and I first moved to France.

The difference of course was the location and the situation. This is not part of the developed world. When I pulled my camera out to take photos, Pascal raised my window to make it harder for anyone to quickly reach inside. “Snatch and run?” I asked. “Yes, if we get stopped in traffic, one must be careful; people are very ...


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