Domaine de Fontenay
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... to tiptoe. I think this makes perfect sense regarding these spiky rock formations. On our way back we also went to a hole in the ground where 3 rivers meet during rainy season. It was kinda looking like the colosseum in Rome and it was hard to believe that there would be water running through that area in a couple of months regarding the sun that was beating on us. After almost 6h in the park we arrived back in the village. The people from the ...
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 ...
... forests, ruins from the French navy base (Madagascar got independence in 1960) and a German WW2 base dotted along the eastern coastline. Jack, Ella and I spent a few hours walking along the beaches with our guide - there are a few very low key hotels and windsurfing and kite surfing centres, as it's pretty windy and perfect for kitesurfing (apparently!).
Then we headed back to the hotel for lunch, via a supermarket where I did my usual checking ...
... arrive in the morning, and I am hoping it will take the hellishly bumpy roads more comfortably.
Diego Suarez has the second biggest port in Madagascar, and is one of its oldest cities. You can see the influence of the Portuguese, Arab and Indian visitors over the last few centuries, as it was a popular trading post on the Indian ocean. It feels very run down and seedy, but people seem friendly enough. It certainly does not ...