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... bottle of water at about 9pm, the hotel staff were concerned and told us we should be very careful. As we were only going 50m to the servo next door we figured we’d be OK but they breathed an obvious sigh of relief when we returned in tact 10 minutes later.
We spent the next two days exploring Tana and arranging our tickets to go South. It was about a 45 minute walk from the hotel to the centre but nothing in this place worked in a straight line. We managed to ...
... page, fresh and ready anew, here there is one carbon sheet which moves with every prescription and which has seen so many doctor’s chicken scratches, I’m amazed it still imprints anything onto the following page.
Interns use outdated diaries from 2011 as notebooks in the hospital, cheaper and more readily available than actual notebooks, and when studying, their work is written in pencil so that it can be erased and rewritten over in order to ...
... br> Next came the flood of extreme dehydration, malnutrition and various forms of infections. All very ill young children, all under 5 years old, all needing immediate hospitalization.
But the case that finally broke the camel’s back, was a young boy of no more than 7 who was brought in by his dad, or uncle, and his aunts and/or grandmother. Always difficult to tell who’s who in an emergency, really. He’d been having a seizure ...
... by the river, which only happens on weekends apparently. This was interesting because they lay their clothes on the ground so there's a rainbow of clothes stretching far out to dry. I wonder what they do during the rainy season?
At about noon we stop at the mall to go to the supermarket and pick up some lunch. The mall was surprisingly quite nice and I even managed to request and pay for a sandwich in my broken French. As Madagascar is a former ...
Day 20: Transfer to airport 12kAr ($6)
2 days car/driver fees €40 = $54 (€1 = $1.35), total $108
Final breakdown of costs:
Car/driver: $918.00 (17 days @ €40 = $54, €1 = $1.35)
NPs/other visits: $373.50
Accommodation: $526.50 (19 nights, average $27.70/night)
Food and drink: $291.50 (19 days, average ~$15.30/day)
Misc: $ 23.50 ($15 airport taxi, $2.50 SIM, $6 transfer to airport)