Hotel Le Zahir Lodge Nosy Be
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... poker, evidence of a mis-spent youth, and Jack somehow winning the whole bank when he went to the loo!
The kids have been joking that wherever we are there is a cockerel crowing at dawn (and often way before!). They were looking forward to no crowing whilst on the boat – of course what did we hear every morning (and sometimes the evenings)… from the small villages by the water’s edge, were the inevitable cockerels! "oh no, why is it following us", ...
... obviously) because there is a huge baobab in front of the hotel, on the beach.
Even though everyone’s tummy ‘troubles’ thankfully did not cause any problem on the journey, it was longer and more complicated than it should have been:
- driver did not bring any ropes to secure the bags to the roof. He jammed them into the roof rack and said ‘ca va?’, to which we said ...
... 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 ...
After a decent sleep, we looked out to see the blue of the ocean at the end of the garden. We had breakfast at tables just above the sand, overlooking the ocean - it's a funny little place, quiet, quaint, not much happening. The breakfast was typically French - very good coffee, some fruit, crepes, bread roll and jam. Simple but not very filling.
The lady at reception took all the details of my missing bag and promised ...
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet