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Travel Blogs from Ile Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha)
Paradise aint half as nice when it rains non stop for a week. Although I anticipated some rain I didnt reckon on quite so much. Even in luxury surroundings what you can do to amuse yourselves when it is so constantly wet is limited. So after 4 days I left Masoandro Lodge and checked in at Princess Bora Lodge at the south of the island.
After few days of relax and visits of Antananarivo and the surroundings, we headed to the north-east to reach Marontsetra and then to Nosy Mangabe island.
We left Tana quite early - on board an ATR with about 50 passengers. We first had a stop over Toamasina. It took about 2h to reach Maroantsetra. Then we had a short transfer by car and took the boat to Nosy Mangabe.
Here, right in the rainforest. Wow.
... host and clearly cares a big deal about the island. He lent me his gear so yesterday I snorkled for the first time in my life. It was so much fun! I was swimming with the fishies and couldn't stop giggling like a little girl while doing it. We were planning on walking around the island today but screw that, we went snorkling instead.
Homesickness is beginning to hit. It's not like I want to go back to Finland, but still. There's no thinking and pondering ...
... the weather anymore,
Apparently we're only a few weeks too early for whale watching. They should be here around the end of may and beginning of june, but oh well... Next time, I guess.
I think we're going to stay and chill here for a few more nights and then make plans as to what we're going to do, There's no internet on this smaller island so I probably wont be updating this for a few days but for now it's sayonara until I do.
The island is green and fertile and according to our guide you can plant most things and they just grow. I loved seeing all the spices and fruits I like to eat but cant grow in England - sugar cane, rice, cashew nuts, tamarind, papaya, lemon grass, vanilla, sweet potato, mango, coconut.
We walked (between downpours) with a ...