Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in General Travel, Madagascar, Running | 2 Comments

Just off the east coast of Madagascar is a small, skinny island and supposed former pirate haven known as Ile Sainte Marie. This little island completely redeemed the entire country of Madagascar for me. It was a beautiful and tranquil place, with white sands, clear water, and humpback whales breaching offshore. In many ways, it […]

Loads of Leaping Lemurs Lurking in the Leaves

Loads of Leaping Lemurs Lurking in the Leaves

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in General Travel, Madagascar | 2 Comments

Yeah, yeah, you can lambaste me for the lame alliteration, but that’s essentially what we got to see when we visited the Kirindi Reserve and Andasibe National Park. Lemurs everywhere! As Robin mentioned in her last post, Madagascar is an environmental disaster. Our drive around the middle of the country really highlighted the deforestation that […]

Madagascar Disaster

Madagascar Disaster

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in General Travel, Madagascar | 2 Comments

Fire: its scent is present in so much of the world, especially in developing countries, and Madagascar is no exception. But as we drove around (and we spent a lot of time in the back seat of a 4WD car, covering the entire middle section of the country), we found it more and more disturbing […]

Um, Where Are We Going?!?!

Um, Where Are We Going?!?!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in General Travel, Madagascar | 3 Comments

On our way to Madagascar, we spotted this little blurb in the Nairobi paper: We decided to pack an extra roll of toilet paper…