Travel Blogs from Antananarivo
... Every were people on the street, busy traffic, creme colored taxi's (Renault and Citroen Ducks), markets, cows, rice fields and trash and poor people. A totally other world then we experienced the last couple of weeks. Tana a population of 1.2 million on an altitude of 1400 m. The languages French and Malagasy are spoken here. Currency is Ariary 30.000 = 10. So jackpot at the ATM machine!!! We stayed in hotel Tana-Jacaranda for 13 per night, okay ...
Certain things with children are universal. They get cranky when tired and will inevitably throw a tantrum when exhausted. They love to shove things in their mouths, regardless of what their parents beg of them. They love shiny things, anything with buttons, and for some odd reason, keys. All that, and they find marvel in the smallest of things.
I watch the 18 month old at our house play with his ...
... is lined on each side by nice arcaded buildings. It is very busy here with street vendors sellling everything imaginable.
At the end of the Avenue is the large colonial era train station. We have lunch in a nice restaurant in the train station before heading up the hill through the main market. Back at the hotel we are picked up by Roland again for our evening flight out to Mauritius.
... the tears of another who looks so hungry.
Dinner at the hotel is a confusing affair. With our booking we have an allowance of 25,000 of the Malagasy currency which can be applied toward the cost of the meal, and anything extra above that amount has to be paid directly. It is enough of a budget to cover the chef’s menu of the day, which consists of fried calamari, rabbit stew, and fruit salad, plus a soft drink or beer. ...
Day 19: Wednesday 12 Oct
We left the Tropik Hotel at 7.30am in the morning. Thomas and Melanie decided they'd come as far north as Antsirabe with us, and of course, Potsy wanted some money for this. Despite my protestations, Thomas also paid me some money for a share of the petrol and car costs, but he shouldn't have been having to pay twice. In Antsirabe, Thomas and Melanie dropped their bags off at their hotel, then we had lunch and after saying ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed