Toamasina, Madagascar — June 12, 2017
Madagascar poverty can be up front and in your face, especially outside grocery stores. Can one person make a difference? Yes, I think so.
Toamasina, Madagascar — April 29, 2016
Who on what? Rajery is a musician. He plays a zither made of bamboo and strings called a valiha. Recently, Rajery performed at Ocean 501 in Toamasina, Madagascar.
Andasibe, Madagascar — March 23, 2016
A walk on the Babakotokely Circuit at Mitsinjo’s Analamazaotra Forest Station in Andasibe, Madagascar. Mitsinjo is an association of local people doing great work for Madagascar.
Toamasina, Madagascar — January 7, 2016
What to do when going to the veterinarian is a very long drive? Take four days and enjoy Route Nationale 2 from Toamasina to Antananarivo.
Toamasina, Madagascar — September 17, 2015
New neighbors have moved in. Not in the empty house next door, but in our back yard. Souimanga sunbirds.
Manambato, Madagascar — May 25, 2015
Celebrating birthdays over a three day weekend in the lakeside village of Manambato in Madagascar: getting there, Les Acacias Bungalows, white sand beaches, and Lake Rasoabe.
Toamasina, Madagascar — November 23, 2014
Lychee season has broken out in Toamasina and it’s a big deal for the local economy. And colorful. And tasty.
Antananarivo, Madagascar — May 2, 2014
Making sense of the complicated, significant story high above Antananarivo at Ambohimanga Rova.
Antananarivo, Madagascar — May 1, 2014
Day 7 of an April-May 2014 trip to Madagascar’s Highlands. Driving Antsirabe to Antananarivo on Route National 7.
Talata, Madagascar — April 30, 2014
Silk, baskets, and batik in the town of Talata.
Betafo, Madagascar — April 30, 2014
A day trip to Betafo and their very hot hotsprings. Also, a waterfall, a crater lake, and a cathedral.
Antsiribe, Madagascar — April 29, 2014
A long drive to Antsirabe. Staying at Résidence Madalief. Visiting Kololandy silk and textiles workshop and the Hotel des Thermes. A fail at touring Three Horse Beer brewery.
Andasibe, Madagascar — April 28, 2014
An upscale bungalow, lemurs, and crocodiles at Vakôna Lodge in Andasibe.
Andasibe, Madagascar — April 27, 2014
Hiking in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Lemur watching: common brown, indri, gray bamboo, diademed sifaka.
Andasibe, Madagascar — April 26, 2014
Driving on Route Nationale 2 from Toamasina to Andasibe. The road itself is the adventure.
Pangalanes Canal, Madagascar — September 22, 2013
A weekend trip along the Pangalanes Canal to the Le Palmarium resort near Toamasina, Madagascar.
Toamasina, Madagsacar — September 14, 2013
A day trip to Ivoloina Zoological Park near Toamasina, Madagascar and a first visit with lemurs.