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Travel Blogs from Antananarivo
... 8217;s on an around the world ticket, and a 20something female Brit who just finished an internship as well. Soon we were joined by a late 20something German chick that is doing her Political Science thesis on the Madagascan Government.
Since they had all been in the country longer than I had, I asked some key advice and after talking to them, felt much better about my upcoming adventure. We talked, laughed, and ate. They told me stories of their experiences upon arrival and ...
... him on a table. One two three - breathe. I feel his little ribs bend under my thumbs, almost separating from his sternum with every compression. Drugs go in. One two three - breathe. My hands are getting tired, over 5 minutes now. One two three - breathe. More drugs go in. My thumbs keep pumping away, synergistic with the oxygen being sent to him by the doctor. One two three - breathe.
I feel him move. One two three - breathe. I feel him move again. One two three - breathe. ...
... the hotel bar.
Dinner in the hotel was very good and I got to eat a new animal. I had a zebu steak, which was very nice and tender. A Zebu is a type of cattle, which is very common in Madagascar. It is easily distinguishable from a cow by its large horns and a big hump on its neck.
We went to bed very early,since we had a 4am wake up call for our flight to the West ...
... of the trip one piroque had 3 confused looking chickens and, after a quick stop for a spot of bargaining with some locals, a rather indignant looking duck. Their numbers gradually reduced….
In this style we were paddled down the river, stopping occasionally for such delights as lemur spotting in forests alongside the river, a morning shower at a waterfall and to inspect a rather passive crocodile. It was dead.
After the piroques put us ...
... However, when monkeys evolved, they were superior in many ways (thought, vision, dexterity, speed) and the lemurs were driven to extinction in many parts of the world. A few stragglers made it to Madagascar where they have further evolved in isolation into the hundred or so varieties that exist today. Lemurs exist nowhere else in the world apart from Madagascar. The monkeys remaining in Africa were subject to extreme competition with other species which led to ...
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