Travel Blogs from Nosy Be
... 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 ...
But my luggage didn't!
So we travelled from Cape Town last night, then from Joburg to Antananarivo this morning, all without incident or significant delay.
We had a few hours to kill in Antananarivo airport, not the most exciting of places – and the flight was delayed for another 45 minutes, but nothing like what the kids experienced last week! LOTS of security checks and x rays, passport officials on over-drive (3 ...
... he was in a computergame overtaking in curves , speeding next to his fellow taxi-brousse driver trying to play "chicken"! An extremely dangerous trip, something to experience never again. This is defenitly something any one should try to avoid in Madagascar.
Finally we made it safe to Ambanja, next morning we took another taxi to the ferry boat were we had a big struggle to pay the regular price! They all try to rip you off again, very smart to take you seperate of ...
... people don't have indoor plumbing.
First they took us to a market that was very crowded and full of fruits, vegetables, fish and animals. People in this part of the world eat only the freshest foods and they shop daily. Back on the bus we rode a few miles to a outdoor kiosk where there were lemurs and brightly colored chameleon and one of them jumped on me and crawled up my camera strap to my head and took a small bite of my finger as I tried to get him off ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool