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... around the boat, like only she can – for someone who was so averse to coming on the boat, there has been a remarkable turnaround and she seems the most boat-comfortable of all of us. She wrote in the guestbook that she has now got over her BIG fear of boats! Maybe it’s only the luxury ones she can manage?!
[have had no wifi the last week, hence the lack of posts!]
We finally left Diego Suarez and our dismal hotel, with its spectacularly uncomfortable beds and pillows, 5am wake-up with what sounds like the Malagasy national anthem, mosquitoes, and average food.
We'd been dreading the long journey from Diego Suarez, with everyone except Ella showing signs of 'troubles’ brewing the night before we left. The ...
... small village and, sprayed from head to toe in mozzie repellent, we set off on foot, intrepid travellers that we are, through the thick forest.
This is not an official 'reserve', but is a massive forest that is managed by the local community. Tourists seem to be at a minimum as it's not easy to reach it. We had to pay an entrance tax, which ultimately supports the village. It's in their interest to protect the animals there, ...
Amazing to see lots and lots of Renault 4 cars everywhere - Steve's first car was an old broken down Renault 4 that cost fifty pounds (sterling)! We drove it all over, including through France, but it eventually gave us so much trouble, in the cold of England - the cars here just go on and on, despite the humidity!
We got back and just lazed and walked on the beach for a while. Then went out into the ...
But my luggage didn't!
So we travelled from Cape Town last night, then from Joburg to Antananarivo this morning, all without incident or significant delay.
We had a few hours to kill in Antananarivo airport, not the most exciting of places – and the flight was delayed for another 45 minutes, but nothing like what the kids experienced last week! LOTS of security checks and x rays, passport officials on over-drive (3 ...