Domaine de Fontenay
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Left the hustle bustle and faded colonial glory of Diego Suarez behind for the tranquil fishing village of Ramena on the eastern side of the bay. Diego wasn't really that bad, but an urban center nonetheless. It's crumbling buildings, grand old structures with balconies overhanging the sidewalks speak of another time. The conspicuous poverty, creepy old vazahas (white dudes) with 20 something (or younger) "girlfriends" abound, ...
We left our little island paradise early this morning. We made sandwiches to eat at the airport while waiting for our flight, it is such a small island we recognized multiple parties on the flight from our stay in St. Marie. There was a four hour layover in the capital city, Antananarivo so we took a 20 minute cab ride to a Crocodile farm nearby the airport. Saw some gigantic ...
... some passengers...because of that we got to Joffreville pretty late. There was no transport anymore going up to the main gate of the park so we had to walk. It was almost dark when we got there. The park was already closed and no way to enter and go to the campground. We decided to go back to a little restaurant along the road to get something to eat. They also offered us to stay with them. Funny thing about it was that the Malagasy lady spoke German fluently ...
Everybody I talked to about Madagascar told me that it's one of the countries with the worst public transport. Up to now I cannot confirm (fortunately)! Of course I didn't fly up to Diego as AirMad only gives discounts if one is on a round trip international flight, which I am not...so I just decided to go for the 48h taxi brousse ride to Diego. I went to a company that goes up there in a Sprinter Van as I've heard that those are much more ...
So… on the 21st of June, I left South Africa (after the delay of course, thanks again air Madagascar) to go on one of the most unforgettable experiences I will probably ever have.
When the plane touched down (finally) I knew immediately that I was in for a treat. It was just as hot outside the plane as it was inside the plane.
Before you continue reading you should probably know that when I talk ...