L'Hotel Les Arcades

3, Avenue Lally-Tollendal, Diego Suarez, Madagascar | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Diego Suarez

July 8th - Les trois baies - the 3 bays

A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery


... there was a karate class taking place in our hotel - their 'dojo' was the poolside area, so hard floor rather than wood, and no fans or air conditioning (other than the natural version!). It's a different style from the one we do, but looked and sounded pretty similar overall apart from the longer lower stances ('le deplacement' apparently), and it was funny to hear the mixture of the French instruction, then the Sensei telling people to do a mae ...

July 6-7th - in Diego Suarez

A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery


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It was a frustrating journey, through some beautiful countryside. Wild and rugged, lots of small villages surviving at the side of the road, many fruit trees and plantations (coffee, cacao, different fruits), dogs, cats and small children running around, small herds of zebu cows grazing or wandering in the road. It often felt very like India, or very rural parts of Africa, and you have to keep reminding yourself that this ...

4th July - Connor joins us!

A travel blog entry by lesleycroskery


... the afternoon, after a simple but delicious lunch of rice and zebu stew (zebu is the local cow, highly prized and very similar in appearance to the South African Nguni cow) we went into the Reserve de l’Ankarana. Our very small hotel/inn, the Relais de l’Ankarana, is 2 minute drive from the entrance and there seems only to be one other hotel in the vicinity. We paid our entrance fees (Jack and Ella only had to pay 200 Ary, about R1 each! It ...

Tsingy Rouge, Lemurs, Corruption, Air Madagascar

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... surprised to hear successive ministers of transport fly to their destinations (according to Anthonio) and never use the road transport. After three hours of bumping, stopping and swerving we finally arrived at the park. The journey was not bad compared to what the Taxi Brousse travellers experience. But nevertheless these problems are something that should have been easily and quickly solved. But yet this is, of course Africa.

The national park on the other ...

Cream sauces, paradise, sandy beaches, wildlife

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... next to the harbour. Even the penned Zebu, awaiting their turns, were located almost next to the boats and the harbour restaurant. Now thats what I call “fresh meat”.

We sauntered along the wooden jetty to the wooden boat that Camille said, “I have just purchased in this morning” and clabbered aboard. Amelie mentioned “the sea is calm” and that got me thinking. Two local Madagascan guys were crewing the boat ...


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