Le Relais Des Plateaux
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... eating here, so I opt for a sealed bag of sweet bread, while Rivo has his tractional breakfast of rice soup. Malagasy eat rice with every meal, its so inbuilt that if rice is missed in one meal, apparently its impossible to get to sleep that night. Because of the long drive ahead, we where supposed to leave early. But as the Malagasy say 'mura mura', which means 'slowly slowly' or as I call it, 'Africa time', everything takes longer, ...
... at least for this trip... Will I be back I am not sure, so many other places in the world to visit but certainly glad I have been. So into South Africa... First stop Johannesburg, what a difference a very short flight can make... So westernised... And no Zebu on the menu!! Though not sure can quite get my head around all the armed response security signs outside all the houses... Suppose it is living in the UK where this does not ...
... 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 ...
... to go numb because of the anaesthetic properties of the plant.
The next morning Adam arrived and we went on a walking tour of the city. It took us up to the highest point where there is the Queen's palace remains called the Rova. The Madagascans had the right idea: the King's palace was a little wooden hut with stones to sit on and the Queen's palace was a huge, ornate, stone building furnished with gifts from ...
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 ...