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Madagascar

March 3 – TAOLANARO, MADAGASCAR

sunny 93 °F
View Serenity 10 on Swenigale's travel map.

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Our port is on the southeast coast of Madagascar. We drove inland on Sunday morning. The road was full of families going to church……..

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And to the markets. Imagine balancing loads of charcoal on a bicycle!

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Our 1 ½ drive to Andohahela National Park was like a thrill ride as our driver navigated the crater-like holes and avoided the foot and bike traffic.

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Heading toward the highlands -

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Across bridges,

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Through villages,

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And around livestock

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We’re here!

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Our hour-long trek in the hot, humid forest was not nearly as exciting as the drive here!

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We did see the Triangle Palm trees (only growing here, and endangered, according to our guide).

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Thank goodness this was not our transportation back to the port!

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Madagascar is a beautiful but very poor country. The rice fields are for local consumption only.

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The new president has promised to repair this essential thoroughfare.

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Now back to the Serenity to lead the Sunday Protestant service at 5:15pm.

Posted by Swenigale 02:24 Archived in Madagascar

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