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... and chill.
After a short tour of the boat, room (berth) allocation (kids had one each) and unpacking of a few clothes, the anchor was pulled and off we set. But I then spent the next few hours either lying flat out in a prone position on deck or on my bed, or speaking on the big white telephone in our cabin! It was incredibly bumpy as we crossed the bay to our first destination, and I had not thought to take any Stugeron. Everyone else seemed mostly fine, and I started ...
... had recommended something called ‘Coli-Calm’ which he said was very good at combatting diarrhoea, much better than Imodium (‘troubles’ was the French word in the medication I got for Steve, and is a great descriptor, now much used by all of us!). He also said that most visitors from Europe have some kind of intestinal ‘troubles’ when they holiday in Madagascar – I pointed out that we live ...
... own way. Proper support would help no doubt, but there is a sense of when the government intervenes 'all the animals disappear' (to the chinese our guide said).
There is lots of corruption here, lots of inefficiencies, but lots of people trying to make a living out of tourism - both good and bad tourism (we've spotted lots of 60+ year old italian and french men with local Malagasy female 'companions', which is actively ...
... up with Air Madagascar. She even called it 'Air Mad' - they are notorious for leaving bags in Antananarivo, as well as their regular delays! Fingers crossed it really does get on the late afternoon flight here, otherwise I will have another day in Steve's shorts!
Then Bruno, our local guide, met us to take us around the island.
First we went to one of the many ylang ylang distilleries. The island is covered ...
... has one, including Ella!!).
We had an hour's hair raising drive, in the dark, to the small town where we are staying. There are few street lights, but people were walking the roads as the cars tear along them. We were immediately impressed by the lovely smell of ylang ylang and the intense sparkle of the stars against the very black night, with just a tiny sliver of moon to light everything!
We arrived at our hotel, 'Gerard ...