Hotel Royal Palissandre
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Para completar a jornada do Projeto 20°12' pela África, começa aqui uma série de 4 posts sobre Madagascar. Para saber mais, visite a página inicial sobre este blog.
A participação especial nesse trecho foi da amiga Célia.
Antes de continuar, pense em quanto você sabe sobre Madagascar, o país e …
Fri, Nov 30th
Our last day in Madagascar is spent in the capital Antananarivo (or short Tana).
Antananarivo was founded in the 17th century by a local king, and the name means "The City of the Thousand", which refers to the number of soldiers that were guarding it.
First thing in the morning we take a taxi up the hill …
I will get to this later.....
... as the searing mid-day heat sapped our energy. Anticipating a straight forward 30 km ride along the "flat" roads our hotel manager had described for us, we were soon exposed to the reality of miles of hills. I realised very quickly how naive I had been to expect to be able to jump on a fully laden bike and pedal happily when I'd done very little exercise for the last year. After a number of stops, walking up the odd hill and transferring some ...
... the train from Southampton to London that should take about 8 hours. Ours took 14 – after it eventually left 90 minutes late. Some people we met who’d done the next trip 2 days later had taken about 20. It was however absolutely beautiful, passing through rainforest, across raging rivers (almost always with the remains of the previous bridge beside the one you were on) and even across the runway of a small airport! It also stops at every village where ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Royal Palissandre Antananarivo
The Palissandre is a perfect hotel in terms of location, service and above all, the integration between management and the staff.
I believe it's hard to keep the hotel style and everything working perfectly at the same time.
Congratulations to the team!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.