Le Lac Hotel

Mandrosoa Ivato, Antananarivo, Madagascar | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Antananarivo

Thankful Mada-GARS

A travel blog entry by annaguthrie


... we managed with several chickens. We made so much food- everyone’s favorites! Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, and so many pies! It was fun to prepare the food and cook together. Austin and Tanya have internet at their house, too, so it was really a blessing to have the opportunity to Skype with my family on Thanksgiving for an hour, and to see their faces!

The retreat was great, and I didn’t realize how much I needed ...

Crowd-Surfing Ancestors

A travel blog entry by annaguthrie


... I
was welcomed and how highly I was encouraged to participate in the ceremony.

One mother and daughter in particular took me under their
wings, dancing with me, protecting me from crowd surfing ancestors, and even
inviting me to help wrap the bones of an ancestor! What an incredible honor. The Malagasy were very adept and efficient at
wrapping the bones, lifting the body in unison, and tightly wrapping and
securing the lamba around ...

Learning in Mutuality

A travel blog entry by annaguthrie


... speed and then slide to a stop in the grass right beside me, laughing loudly. We had learned colors that day in language class, so we began to practice colors. What color is the grass? Maintso/Green. What color is my skirt? Mainty/Black. He told me the Malagasy words for me to repeat, and then I told him the English words. Soon, his siblings came to join and they all enjoyed correcting my pronunciation and testing me. The oldest boy peeked in ...

South to Antsirabe

A travel blog entry by sueblueginger


... the streets

We'd only just arrived at the market and started bargaining for some hats when we had the telephone call to ask 'where are you!' dina and Nomena had other plans for our morning: they took us miniature bicycle and car maker, an embroidery place and to the zebu horn artisans. I particulary liked the little bicycles made with old brake cables, telephone cable, old flip-flops and expired medical ...

A human ventilator

A travel blog entry by lexicon


... salvation. It’s understandable to limit one’s expectations on medicine in Tana. Drugs aren’t available, and when they are, they aren’t often affordable. Doctors are shorthanded and few, and basic equipment is usually lacking. So a degree of resignation would be expected, even justified, in the face of such severe ills.

But what one finds instead is faith. With reverence for life and each other, families hold on to the mere ...


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