Hotel Villa La Madeleine
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... the market to buy fresh food for a BBQ Malagasy style - Zebu steaks, Zebu cheese and lots of onions, tomatoes and strawberries. All in all a fantastic expedition with a fantastic team!
... where there were snacks and drinks and we began to deliberate. There were two men from here and the Norwegian violinist as judges. I chose group #4 because they were swinging and played a tune by Michael Brecker that was challenging and then Watermelon Man. I gave my reasons and then a big argument ensued and the Norwegian musician liked the last group who were more polished, younger, and didn't really play the tune but did use a Malagasy traditional song which ...
... and so on, all very literal and often quite hilarious.
After lunch it was time for the long drive up the valley wall to the high plateau on which Tana is located. Theo kept telling us about the country in response to our questions. He explained how 2009 had seen major social upheaval with rioting and looting and that had really hurt tourism. He explained the latest tourism killer which had been a literal event, which occurred in October of last year in ...
... no misunderstanding as to their profession. The old and unattractive foreign males were definitely not here for the cheap beer! Still, they did have cold beer, the service was efficient and there was no hassle while we were in there together. I’m pretty sure Timbo was relieved I was there.
Two beers later and we went in search of a viewpoint to watch the afternoon rush. We found this at a lovely little terrace restaurant, about 10 minutes walk up the road. ...
... to remain open to those who might really need, or perhaps deserve the chance at a little help. Even if you don’t have anything to give.
I had that chance, I scored that massive winning ticket in life, to be born into a family who had something to give me, to teach me, to raise me. And with that comes a responsibility to return some of my luck to others. Pay it forward, return the favour, share the wealth, whatever cliché you feel comfortable ...
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