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Travel Blogs from Antananarivo
... kits out of trash bags and sticks in front of cows grazing.
On the left, there was a large grassy field. There were several large logs as goal posts. Men and children were playing soccer.
We drove on. Traffic and a large number of people. A stadium appeared. The taxi driver explained a rugby game just finished.
Suddenly we were surrounded by the town again. Way more buildings, but no less Africa.
We drove through the city and up a few hills. He ...
... cause of the arrest as the compressions continue.
His mother stands at the end of his bed. She watches this all go on. She finally reaches in and lifts one of his legs off the bed and drops it, heavy onto the bed, as it to verify that he really isn’t there anymore.
Finally, it is called. The little boy has died. His mother is told and she packs up his things almost immediately, as if unable to grasp or do anything else. But minutes later, I hear her wails ...
... I found a bank, scored some cash, and when my feet truly began to bleed I hoped a taxi and managed to explain my way back home.
So my success comes from this: with only a name signed at the bottom of an electives contract to go on, in a city of 1.4 million and the name of the wrong hospital, I managed to track down my supervisor.
Tomorrow, I find my team. I might even see a patient.
PS. These pictures are of my new digs in Tana.
... ending, but this was one naïve act that worked out pretty well! The most interesting part of the process was unquestioningly getting the money out of the bank to pay for this eight day tour, and after. If you’ve never walked into a bank and asked for two million of the local currency, I recommend it! Having to instantly hand over one million was a little more sobering, but happily this is little more than £300, and pretty good value. We were joined on the ...
... of humankind. However, in Madagascar, these evolutionary pressures did not exist and the lemurs existing today are very similar to those of 35 million years ago, so much so that biologists refer to Madagascar as a "museum housing living fossils".
I decided to pay a visit to Tsimbazaza Zoo to get my first fix of lemurs. My guidebook stated that it was "worth a visit providing you don't expect it to measure up to Western standards". Unfortunately, I ...