Hotel La Ribaudiere
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We've all arrived safely in Madagascar, with journeys ranging from 4 hours to 48 (poor Matt).
Our taxi from the airport was terrifying, "no need" for seatbelts and we didn't need to worry about the traffic because the other side of the road saved lots of time. On our first night, Clare and I tried one of the Malagasy dishes, which was a stew with beef and chicken with cassava leaves and as you eat it your tongue and ...
... decided to try and get to Tana slowly and steadily. but as we slowed down at a police check stop outside a town the car faded away and lost the will to live. Dina was exasperated. The day was fading fast and we were still about 40 miles from tana. he tried all sorts of solutions unsuccessfully, and then asked a friend to drive out from Tana to rescue us, and let the car roll back down the hill ( Jill and I scaresly able to watch as huge ...
... over bushes or just on the ground to dry and rice field and bunches of live chickens, feet tied together, awaiting sale.
The Lemur Sanctuary has been established for about 10 years and was financed by a joint French/Japanese group. The lemurs all range freely and a gentle and informative guide took us around and told us about the park and its occupants. many of the lemurs have been rescued from people who kept them as pets.They are breeds from ...
At least that's what everyone predicted the Mayans said, but thankfully they didn't get it quite right. Sadly, the end of our time in Madagascar is indeed nigh. The last few days have seen us counting down for our departure on Boxing Day. We spent a pleasant couple of days travelling from Ambalavao to Tana in the company of Manda and the French "boys" (as Manda calls them). The boys, a rather urbaine pair of Parisians, were clearly in Madagascar to have as good a ...
Next morning the flight back to the capital. Rija looked very tired
and we offered to return his generosity by shouting him a ticket on
the plane, instead of an all-day trip in the taxi brousse. But alas,
We returned to our very comfortable hotel in Tana and discovered
that the taxi brousse with Rija had broken down - not an unexpected
problem in Mada, and he had slept on the bus before reaching Tana
midday the next ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed