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... is such an interesting place with so much culture, and biodiversity. The landscapes change dramatically and we have only explored a fraction. Without question there have been some trip highlights that stand out for me: The three day pirogue cruise down the Tsiribihina river was the true Madagascar experience and one I will never forget, along with climbing in the Grand Tsingy, it is a place unlike any other. However, with all the incredible experiences ...
... and something more sinister in certain areas). It's no doubt the results of a combination of fresh fruit and vegetables, streetside cooking, patisseries, diesel and petrol, rotting organic and inorganic material and the general smells associated with urban living. Add to that the dust and atmospheric pollution and it's a city that takes a bit of getting used to! At the same time it's exhilarating - the unfamiliarity is very appealing. I wonder how long that feeling will ...
... general neighborhood as the Presidents palace which looks just like a large French prefecture or other official building in France (it dates from the colonial period). In fact large parts of Antananarivo look like they could be in an old French city quarter. It even has many cobblestone streets.
It was nearly dusk as we arrived and I checked in for the night and enjoyed a truly French meal for a fraction of what it would cost in France: Carpaccio of beef, ...
... friendly staff of the Tana-Jacaranda, and whizzed in a decaying old station wagon across the city and into the older part of Tana (I'll abreviate Madagascan names where possible). Everywhere you can see that strange mix of affluence and poverty that characterises poorer cities of the world. The people though seem animated, and walk, work and live with a purpose and vibrancy. Zebu (local ...
... really only 3 or 4 buildings. Each year has one lecture hall where they spend the entire years lectures in, they have a science lab (but they couldn’t really tell us what they use it for) and the anatomy lab is just a pile of bones on a table. They do not have cadavers, so they learn through books, which they cant understand cause they are in English, and bones. This is why many once ...