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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... here in Madagascar, but all over the African continent. Schedules need to be flexible as Rivo keeps telling me, hmmm, mine is not that flexible! We finally get on the road, the journey takes us east out of Tana. While everyone else is coming into the city we head out, missing all the traffic. We drive past hundreds of organised rice and clay fields, the bright green of the rice grass breaking up the dull dirty red of the clay. As we ...
... of their country. The guide said "Didn't you know we are a dancing country? We have a DJ as our President!" I'm glad they have a sense of humour about it. Their current president has plunged them into severe poverty. They weren't exactly living the high life before but as it stands now, nearly 90% of the population survives on less than $2 a day. It is now one of the poorest countries in the world.
We continued on for a little while, we saw people washing ...
On many occasions, evenings were lonely affairs. I can't remember seeing another person travelling alone, they were all either in couples or tour groups, and it didn't help that as an ex-French colony, the majority of tourists were French. I'd travelled by myself before and although there were the odd evenings by myself, I'd met many lovely people who were sill friends. Madagascar proved to be completely different. It would be a relief sometimes ...
... I feel under dressed, if I ever travel for this amount of time again I will definitely bring a collared shirt or a dress shirt of some kind but oh well I cant wait to be back home for that. I am definitely suiting up lots when I get back…for no reason what so ever lol just because I can. Dinner was fantastic and the company was great, everyone we have met here has been fantastic and it all stemmed from an e-mail John sent months ago and from Cory knocking on ...
... out the avenue of baobabs. The biggest problem has been communicating with the locals. English isn't widely spoken so it's either french or malagasy and we really weren't prepared for that. You constantly find yourself in situations where you're both talking about difrent things and all you can do is nod your head, smile and pretend you know what the other person is saying. Taking some basic french classes would probably help quite a bit.
Anyways, it's packing time again.