La Varangue

17 rue Printsy Ratsimamanga, Antananarivo, Madagascar | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Antananarivo

Baguettes, Renault 4s and a little bit of France

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... completely changed and was a bundle of laughs and smiles with broken English. The airport was a good 15 kms from the city which was drooped over a couple of hills in the distance. We chugged and rattled along in his antique Renault 4, he laughing at my awful schoolboy French with some bad Italian thrown in for good measure, whilst I tried to learn some basic Malagasy.

Once in Tana things became clearer and it was not quite as I ...

A busy week at Akany Avoko

A travel blog entry by sueblueginger


... been something in the air.... or in the rain.
Tuesday 11th March was Mardi Gras ... and Pancake day. In the afternoon all the Akany children put on the masks they'd made the day before, and we paraded noisily around the playground and in and out of the refrectory. We had whistles and drums and I led them in and around the tables , banging on a big aluminium saucepan with a metal spoon. Finally we sang some very loud and noisy songs like ...

Midnight Holdup

A travel blog entry by lexicon


... identifications in his hand, standing there with his massive rifle, refusing to return them and refusing to budge. The swiss began to offer a way in which we might come to an ‘arrangement’. The frenchwoman in fury brought out her cell phone ready to dial embassies and her malagasy friend - the lawyer. I sat there refusing to offer a single Ariary, dropping names of embassies and the fact that what we had handed over was plenty sufficient. I was ...


A travel blog entry by ngairephillips


Madagascar's capital is one long traffic jam, filled with ageing and mangled Citroens (mostly 2CVs) (a Citroenophile's dream come true!) and Renaults serving as taxis, taxi brousses (vans) bursting at the seams with commuters, modern mostly European cars, motorcycles and even the odd cart. As a confirmed Citroen fanatic I find this all rather exciting! Bicycles are few and far between, not surprising given that the cities roads are steep, mostly paved (and not ...

Marooned in Madagascar

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... world for expatriates.

Pascal was right on time to pick me up at the hotel. We drove around town for about an hour. There aren’t many points of interest, at the same time the architecture and the streets are interesting in themselves. He showed me the train station which is now closed; there are no passenger trains any more, just merchandise. We drove up the mountain the Queen’s palace, the interior of which burned 20 years ago and the restoration ...

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