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Vakinankaratra Region

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  • Day152

    Antsirabe

    October 5, 2017 in Madagascar ⋅

    Many of the names here sound similar. Antsirabe is, in fact, a different town and was a stopover point on our way towards the west coast.
    We drove most of the day with a stop at Madagscar Exotic, a fantastic “zoo” housing many species of chameleon, gecko and butterflies in very large outdoor enclosures. Let us tell you…we LOVE chameleons. They are so incredibly beautiful and have an endearing way of moving slowly, looking around, and adapting to their environment. It was such a treat to watch them being fed and getting a chance to hold several of them. Such cool creatures.
    The hotel where we stayed was very charming – a French colonial café that had been converted to a hotel. Our room was enormous with a sitting room, separate bedroom, and ceilings 15+ feet high. It was such a treat to stay here after such a crappy place before. Unfortunately, we were out the door at 6am for our long drive west.
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  • Day158

    Antsirabe

    October 11, 2017 in Madagascar ⋅

    On the way to our stopover point, we were pulled over once again by the police and our driver had to pay another ‘fine’. Apparently, the tinted windows are too dark and need to be changed. This was a law just introduced last week and obviously being exploited by the traffic police.
    We enjoyed a quiet night while it poured with rain and John was able to watch the exciting SA-NZ rugby game at last since we had decent internet.
    On our way out of town, we stopped at an interesting artist’s colony where locals were making miniature toys out of recycled materials. Very clever and original toys reflecting items from everyday Madagascar life.
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  • Day91

    Wood Inlay

    May 1, 2018 in Madagascar ⋅

    Hand inlay of wood in a small workshop. The first pic is a home made saw. The blades are the steel from steel belted radial tires (or tyres, here) that are removed and serrations cut into them. The craftsman took 2 types of raw wood and fashioned the key chain in a few minutes and gave to one of the group. It was extraordinary that he cut both pieces exactly to fit without glue. The last 2 pics are of other pieces done in the shopRead more

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