Hotel La Ribaudiere
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I working this morning and then repacked for the day's travel, checking out at 10:30. Leaving my luggage with the doorman, I went to bring the car around, and was on the road by 11:00 which was what was planned. The drive to the south tip of Mauritius takes about 45 minutes, and I needed to stop to put gas in the car.
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... and mirrors sent as presents from France, Italy and the UK. The entrance gate to the old palace had a huge round stone to its side which used to be rolled in front of the gate by slaves to prevent anyone entering the area. At the back of the palaces were two bathing pools for the King and his 12 Queen's. Now they are filled with the most disgusting, stagnant, green water, but despite this locals still drink it when they are ...
... That evening we loaded my bags onto the Akany mini bus, and all set off for a bar in town for a veluma ( goodbye) meal. It was also Kate's birthday, so we celebrated in a noisy bar and Kate opened her present from us all.... a box of cheeses.
Then they all came to the airport with me, queued up with my bags and helped me to check in at the machine. The Norwegian family we'd met at the pool in Isalo National park were behind me ...
It’s near midnight and we’re meandering down a dark deserted alleyway in search of a taxi home. The first one we found in front of the restaurant wouldn’t budge on the price, and neither would we. So in our wine-bolstered bravado the three of us strutted down the street seeking out another taxi that might be more amenable to our rates, regardless of the time of night. It was “night ...
... to get by on waiters' wages than as an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide here in Madagascar. But he loves Madagascar and sees huge potential for it to prosper, especially in the area of ecotourism. It was Manda who also helped me find one of Richard's Christmas presents. On the way to Tana he'd played a particularly good Malagasy CD, a mix of jazz, reggae and even a bit of soul. Turns out the singer was a friend of Mandas. No problem, Ricky Olembolo ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed