Travel Blogs from Nosy Be
... horror stories about this kind of transport.
A proper Mercedes Sprinter and a responsible driver drove us in about 8 hours to the place were we wanted to get off. The Ankarafansika National Park. We did a nice walk over there, met a new group of Lemur. These look if they have a wintercoat on! Visit an impressive canyon and a crocodile lake.
We met some other Dutch people from a Dutch universaty who were busy with the research of different kind of lemur species, ...
Our 84th day we were on the island of Nosy Be, Madagascar, going to the city of Andoany previously called Hellville after Admiral de Hell the governor of the area in colonial times. We arrived by tender to a very unstable narrow dock and quickly boarded a bus without air conditioning. This is the most popular place in Madagascar, but there is not much here to see, just a few beach hotels that cater to people from France and Italy. The island is very poor ...
... all waving to us and smiling. After the chameleon photographing and ylang ylang trees, we headed for a hotel on the beach where there was a native dance demonstration and refreshments. It was a nice break and at least shaded with ceiling fans because man was it hot here. I thought Singapore and Malaysia were hot, but this took the cake, plus I have this dumb cold so it was pretty brutal…even my eyelids were sweating!! After our respite we headed off ...
... on and a list of symptoms that still need to be sorted out.
How quickly one can rationalise the little things. I often chastise others for this syndrome. But my little finger ache that began two weeks ago? Well, that was symptom zero for malaria. Body aches. Check. The nausea? Check. It wasn’t really that hot in Tana, we were all in sweaters at night. Fevers? Check. And so the list goes...
I turned my beachside bungalow into my ...
... in the Mozambique channel there would be whale sharks and manta rays in the right season but that's a bit later. :( On Saturdays, our days off, we went for a trek through the rainforest to get to the next village for some decent food and to see some wildlife on our way which started by wading through the mangroves
(which the villagers use as their toilet) up to our thighs which was....not so refreshing! We had a guide from our villlage ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet