Hotel Espadon Nosy Be
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... the huge fish in the morning, then the cook transformed it for lunch. I was surprised that Ella ate it as she saw it coming in and flapping around before being clonked on the head by Noel, the general help around the boat
... And that we were not leaving until they were properly tied on! So he said we could drive past his house and collect some ropes – of course we made him remove the bags from the roof, and sent him back to his house to fetch them, as we were not leaving without ropes! There was a bit of eye-rolling and chatter in the local vernacular from the driver and Bruno, but in true Croskery Holyoake fashion we were insistent. When he ...
... 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 ...