Travel Blogs from Toamasina (Tamatave)
... what I imagine life in the middle ages smelled like.
We continued over a larger stream where I almost fell while hopping from rock to rock.
The road to the reserve was paved. The route was relatively flat, except for a few minor hills that weren’t. It was paved, except for the large number of pot holes.
As I walked, I wondered if in my zest not to get ripped off, if the guy actually said 15,000 and not 50,000. It wouldn’t be the first time that ...
... the perimeter of the river. A giant spider may have well have been a circus act with the way he strung his web like a tight rope between a tree and bush over the water.
Nature is amazing. Each leaf, each animal, intricately designed to make this big world as beautiful and complex as it is. I could have just sat at that spot forever.
I wandered back to the hotel and requested to use the phone to call the airline. She told me I had to buy a phone card ...
... find a way to fix it. It's amazing! Binh told us that everything in Madagascar has an inauguration ceremony, with a ribbon cut by a local dignatory and then the ribbon is cut up into little pieces and presented to all those present as a souvenir.
We hold our own inauguration ceremony for the opening of the new toilet seat, and Binh officiates by cutting the ribbon.
This week was Jill's birthday. Birthday ...
... We made it back to the hotel and I fell into bed in my lovely little bungalow, rueing my earlier choices the moment I set my alarm for 7:45 am.
Things you learn earlier in life: late nights inevitably lead to disastrously painful early mornings.
I was woken up by the screeches of Indris at 6 am. These are the largest lemurs, and their cries mirror their size. They shook the bungalow I was in, and my hungover brain.
... our interactions in Mananara, in fact. One day, we had to think of and present a spiritual practice of ours and share it with the group. For both Lee and me, music is a very important part of our spiritual reflection, so we decided to play a song for the group. We sang IZ’s cover of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” complete with guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. It was a good time. As far as conversation, we all had ...