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... They had a little musical performance and then I talked to the woman from the Embassy about living there and met her daughters. The older one is applying to colleges and it was like being on a little U.S. island inside of a big island of Madagascar. Strange in a way.
Then we got into the van with Joan Minor and her trio and her translator (who really did not speak English) and my two guys and we went up and up the hills to the home of a couple ...
... without the associated koala bears) and the problems this introduction of an alien species has caused notably soil acidification. But instead I am going to write a little about Zebu.... Their horns and humped back are ubiquitous in Madagascar. Today I sat through a demonstration of how their horns can be turned into all sorts of useful and decorative implements via the use of some boiling water, a little oil, a circular saw made from and old oil ...
... drive we made several stops, one at a local village to tour a house. The house was three stories tall with two rooms on each floor, the ground floor had a storage room and a foyer/entry way where the chickens sleep on cold nights, the middle floor had two bedrooms and the too floor had a bedroom and the kitchen/dining/family room. Altogether the house was smaller than mine and 32 people from the one extended family lived in it. There were only 3 double beds which the oldest ...
... from California and several animal researchers who were also staying in the guesthouse. Scott was really the only other traveller and we got on well. Like me he appeared to only have a rough idea of where to go on the island. I had, since Fish Hoek changed my mind and my route twice already, and was now totally confused. Consequently I began to feel that only a visit to the Tourist Information HQ in the Centre Ville had a chance of sorting out ...
was welcomed and how highly I was encouraged to participate in the ceremony.
One mother and daughter in particular took me under their
wings, dancing with me, protecting me from crowd surfing ancestors, and even
inviting me to help wrap the bones of an ancestor! What an incredible honor. The Malagasy were very adept and efficient at
wrapping the bones, lifting the body in unison, and tightly wrapping and
securing the lamba around ...