Travel Blogs from Ambanja
... We saw lots of different plants that are used for medicinal purposes, wild growing coffee, saffron, vanilla, as well as a strange green spiky fruit called a jack fruit, and lots of paw paw and banana trees!
Then we headed back to the boat and we all had a go at rowing - Steve, our guide and the boat owner did it all the way, but it was very hot!
We had lunch and came back to the hotel to chill for a few hours, before ...
Amazing to see lots and lots of Renault 4 cars everywhere - Steve's first car was an old broken down Renault 4 that cost fifty pounds (sterling)! We drove it all over, including through France, but it eventually gave us so much trouble, in the cold of England - the cars here just go on and on, despite the humidity!
We got back and just lazed and walked on the beach for a while. Then went out into the ...
... and the owner (Gerard - we have not met Francine yet) said "Bienvenue les voyageurs braves" - welcome brave travellers!!
Other initial impressions:
- we can hear the Indian ocean, it's about 20 metres away, in the dark
- 3 ply loo roll (even Madagascar still influenced by French obsession with their bums and what comes out of it!)
... about the liquid that is is on the black list in Europe, conclusion it's poison. Day by day it went better and so we moved to another small town. After 3 days there I was back alive again! What a great feeling to be outside and eating food again! 7 Days in bed is really enough!
It was a perfect Malagasy diet programm! But we do not have an idea why I got so sick.
We rented a quad and went around the island, beautiful green paradise with stunning beaches! we had a ...
Our 84th day we were on the island of Nosy Be, Madagascar, going to the city of Andoany previously called Hellville after Admiral de Hell the governor of the area in colonial times. We arrived by tender to a very unstable narrow dock and quickly boarded a bus without air conditioning. This is the most popular place in Madagascar, but there is not much here to see, just a few beach hotels that cater to people from France and Italy. The island is very poor ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed