Le Relais Normand
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 ...
... hospital door that said “child” on the front, I was sent away in under a minute to return the next day.
If only I knew where I was.
I turned around, with no money on me (remember the very happy taxi driver?), and walked out the front door of the hospital without a clue of where I was, how I’d gotten there, how to get home, and worse, how to get back tomorrow.
Needless to say, after some further wandering in ...
... the few Malagasy songs that they chose, but every single one of them featured the Canadian crooner.
Their questionable musical taste aside, the Malagasy are a wonderfully friendly people, automatically smiling when you meet them and generally being trustworthy and helpful to visitors. Especially in the smaller villages the greeting of “Vahza!” (Literally “white man”) was always accompanied by a smile, and only rarely a request ...
... keen to even wander around the streets during the daytime taking photos of everyday life. I did pay a visit to the following places on the outskirts of the city though, with Potsy driving me:
The hill-top village complex of Ambohimanga (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) was home to a line of kings and queens who united the tribes of Madagascar into one country. The first king was the all-powerful Andrianampoinimerina and his kingdom ...
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