Travel Blogs from Antananarivo
... we managed to drive back as far as Ambalavao, and stayed once again at the Bouganvillia Hotel, but in a nicer room with HOT water and an armchair. We sat in the bar with our bowl of noodles for dinner and watched the televsion news with film footage of the cyclone in the south. Nomena was getting a lot of interest and street cred for having witnessed it all first hand.
the next day we were up early and pounding the roads again.... Ambalavao ...
... wee things. And you know that feeling when they go floppy and like a dead weight and you think it's safe to put them gently in their bed without a convulsive wake up and cling! Feeding was another challenge.... Jill was spooning the mushed up maize porridge into two little boys with hearty appetites... big baby bird mouths. I had little Suey, light as a feather and very adept at blowing her breakfast out, getting her fingers in it and then ...
... all serve as currency in the daily lives of Malagasy, whether rural or urban based. It is possible to imagine a Madagascar where tourism is a major source of income, where the people have come to value the remaining natural areas for their inherent beauty and biodiversity. Where the income derived from forests comes from applying local knowledge to educate foreigners and Malagasy alike, rather than from the profits of selling charcoal. We were fortunate ...
... bring out their produce to sell. So one stop you are presented with oranges, one chilli, one pepper, one cakes and the most memorable what appeared to be deep fried chicken heads… We bought oranges and cakes… We were also witness to the most incredible example of a professional policeman you have ever seen. He travelled on the train both ways, with his AK47 rifle, green combat gear, constant cigarette and several beers. Oh, and did I mention his ...
Day 3: Car and driver (Day 1) €40 = $54
Petrol 140,000Ar ($70)
Zoo 10,000Ar ($5), camera 2,000Ar ($1), parking 1,000Ar (50c) Total $6.50
Lemurs Park entry and guide 15,000Ar ($7.50)
Local Sim card and credit 5,000Ar ($2.50)
http://vaclav-trips.webs.com/madagascar .htm (Detailed country and NP trip report)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed