Vanila Hotel & Spa
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... that this was how the next 5 days would be! [David, I did try to send you a text message at that stage saying I was not convinced of the appeal of this boat story, but it would not go through!]
Anyway my seasick-ness settled eventually (most of the time, and only with the aid of Stugeron or Valoid!) and we all thoroughly enjoyed these final 5 days of this amazing holiday:
- sailing from tiny island to island, inhabited by a few villagers rather than hotels ...
... Africa, not Europe, to which he said, ‘mais ‘l’Afrique du Sud c’est comme l’Europe, Madagascar c’est l’Afrique point’ – basically ‘this is real Africa here’!
After a long and torturous 5 hour drive from grotty Diego Suarez, which of course did not go to plan, we arrived at Ankify in time for lunch at our hotel, ‘l’hotel Baobab’, ...
... 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 ...
... has one, including Ella!!).
We had an hour's hair raising drive, in the dark, to the small town where we are staying. There are few street lights, but people were walking the roads as the cars tear along them. We were immediately impressed by the lovely smell of ylang ylang and the intense sparkle of the stars against the very black night, with just a tiny sliver of moon to light everything!
We arrived at our hotel, 'Gerard ...