Ibis Antananarivo Ankorondrano
Travel Blogs from Antananarivo
I was so happy to hear the stories of the other volunteers, their joys and struggles, and to realize that I am not alone in my experiences, both difficult and wonderful, here in Madagascar. The other Mada-gars are really wonderful and a good sounding board and support system and I am very blessed to have them in my life.
On Thanksgiving Day, we celebrated at Austin and Tanya’s house in Antananarivo. The turkey dealer was out of ...
... for the first ten minutes. Then I dared to walk away for ten minutes. Then I checked back every fifteen minutes during the entire night. She kept breathing. It was as if a bridge has been crossed and she’d found her way back. A single drug. How incredible, how one little molecule could remedy what others had failed to do.
It’s hard to tell where the line falls between medicine and faith here, between fatalism and grace, between ...
... palace and most of the other buildings surrounding it. This happened just before the whole complex was about to be dedicated a Unesco World Heritage site. The cause of the fire has never been fully established. It has officially been labelled an accident, but most people here believe it was politically motivated arson.
Afterwards we walk down the hill into into the city centre. We see ...
... just don’t look as healthy to us. Their tails aren’t as bushy and full, and their coats seem to lack some of the luster that they had in the rainy forests of Andasibe National Park.
We drive to the city center and enjoy lunch at La Ribaudiere. There we meet a couple of staff members from the American Embassy. One of them is gay, and he sees our group and asks where we are all from. He tells us about life with his partner ...
... off with Potsy, he was a real money-grabbing b*st*rd! Also, I found out that Thomas and Melanie had had "dealings" with Potsy before. In Andasibe NP, whilst I was doing one of my treks, he was offering to drive them to the east coast but I think he wanted too much money or figured he couldn't get back to the NP by the time I'd finished my trek. This brought back a nagging doubt I'd been having during my trip - the seemingly poor fuel efficiency of our car. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking