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TravelPod Member ReviewsTana-Jacaranda Antananarivo
The Tana-Jacaranda was a bit our home in Madagascar. If you travel around you will have Tana always as a central point! The people of the hotel are so kind and helpful. The rooms are super clean, great place to hang around on the balcony and living room. Computer and wi-fi available. And the location is perfect, maybe a bit dark in the night but we went so many times our at night and never had a bad experience. close to the nice restaurants and in about 10 minutes you're down at the Rue Independencia were the market, supermarket, shops etc are. I think all thanks to the very kind manager, she is very active to update her hotel all the time.
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... there is a real party atmosphere, social gatherings around a grill, eating zebu kebabs and drinking rice water. Kids running after the loose chickens and dogs in the street. Its almost impossible to drive the car through for the people, in such a small village, where did they all come from? Further into the Madagascan country we see glimpses of every day life. A car with maybe 10 goats, tied at the ankles, lying flat, chained to the ...
... market=some stalls on the side of the road) which had bags and souvenirs, then we went to another one which specialised in hats. We then drove to an aluminium "factory" - which was essentially a family's backyard- where they melted down aluminium and used soil/dust moulds to create pots. The aluminium was like the gold when melted at sovereign hill, and they poured it right next to their feet in bare feet! (Apparently safer, as shoes will catch on fire from the heat!!) ...
... bags, and several other annoyed passengers, until we finally started check in around 8.30am.
But then there was pandemonium – with our western (British!) queue sensitivity, we were adamant that we should be checked in first. But there was a massive group from some local ‘Centre for diplomatic studies’, or something like that, who just tried to barge in (undiplomatically) – we managed to stand our ground most of the time, and finally, very tired ...
... And I really wanted to see Madagascar.
The tour was run by a British agency so all of my fellow travellers were Brits. We were a total of 6 including myself, two couples and a single woman. All of them were my age or older which is a first for me.
I remember seeing one lady getting into the van, she looked snooty and I thought "oh no, she's gonna be the snooty complainer on the trip" and then immediately thought "because I just thought that watch her ...
... for the individual traveller, maybe not so much. I chose to travel independently because I wanted to plan my own itinerary and thought it would be cheaper than an organised tour (I'd have to check the few tours I did like to see if that would still have been the case by the end of my trip). Hotels rarely had single rooms, so I was paying for a double or twin room all the time. The guide fees in the NPs were the same for a single person as for a group so could add ...