Hotel Coco Lodge
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... lunch break plus pee stops. The drivers were attentive and drove like they wanted to get there alive. As our final trip in Madagascar we figured it was worth it to spoil ourselves and it was still one fifth of the price of flying (provided you could even get a seat and the plane actually left!!!)
We arrived before sunset and once loaded with our packs, wandered north along the esplanade to the Hotel Du Phare. As we were staying 6 nights ...
... the hell out of them. Great for just walking past without seeming rude; a thumbs up and a 'nah, she'll be right thanks mate' and they wander past you scratching their heads. Nice to turn the tables in a civilised way. LOL.
Something that I haven't mentioned are the colours here. From golden orange and purple sunsets, to the exotic fruits and plants, there are diamonds in the rough eveywhere. I ...
... into Ariary and accept the cash.
Food Malagasy Style:
Really different to Creole. There is the same French influence on more traditional dishes but with a twist that is delicious and surprising. Breakfast is pretty much the same. Strong coffee, bread and other sweet elements to get you through the morning. Lunch and dinner usually consist of the same ingredients. A variety of meat plates with one side, usually rice or potatoes. The meats ...
... Madagascan sun has baked the memory of cold from my brain.
We set off from Tana early on the 12th after another relaxing day in and around Tana-Jacaranda. Went with the Trans-Post option, although be careful what you pay for here, nothing is as it seems. Rather than a quaint view of their postal service, with a certain romance and nostalgia, we were greeted by a rather large group of people and baggage, all attempting to embark on a ...
"Song Sung Blue" - Neil Diamond Song sung blue, everybody knows one Song sung blue, every garden grows one Me and you are subject to The blues now and then But when you take the blues And make a song You sing 'em out again You sing 'em out again Song sung blue, weeping like a willow Song sung blue, sleeping on my pillow Funny thing, But you can sing it with a cry in your voice And before you know it get to feeling good ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service