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Travel Blogs from Antananarivo
... than a couple of months old and she isn’t breathing. She’s rushed to a ward and resuscitated, brought back so to speak, but not without lingering complications. An hour later I’m summoned to her crib as she’s stopped breathing spontaneously. Her heart is strong, but she just won’t breathe. So I pick up a bag-mask and start to breathe for her. After a few puffs, she coughs and starts to breathe again. But I watch her over the next ...
... And for the 500 metres or so we could’ve walked, we paid a taxi a hefty fee to get us there.
Perhaps I should explain a little better. Even the Malagasy fear the night here. They fear the day, the pickpockets and the “bandits” as they like to call the street criminals. But at night, it all changes ten-fold. Nothing like dodging down a very dark alley, even in numbers, knowing you just shouldn’t be there. So they don’t.
... bags to packhorse Richard, we arrived at the village of Antsapanana. From here it was a mere 1500m to the Andisibe Mantadia national park entrance, where we planned to camp for the next few nights. As we idled down the hills, the calls of the endemic and critically endangered Indri were all around us. The largest of the lemurs, the Indri are found in only a few places in Madagascar, with the largest population being found here. The eastern side ...
... off with Potsy, he was a real money-grabbing b*st*rd! Also, I found out that Thomas and Melanie had had "dealings" with Potsy before. In Andasibe NP, whilst I was doing one of my treks, he was offering to drive them to the east coast but I think he wanted too much money or figured he couldn't get back to the NP by the time I'd finished my trek. This brought back a nagging doubt I'd been having during my trip - the seemingly poor fuel efficiency of our car. ...
... and eager to have us enjoy our stay without having to empty our wallets. Leu, the proprietess of Tana-Jacaranda, and her staff are full of good advice, hospitality and smiles. Jacaranda is a wonderful base for our plans, cross fingers that Rhiannon comes back with Chantel with good news and a booking with the postal service.
***Yay...postal service booked....hotel in Mahajana will be OK....still need to find out about a boat/ship.
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking