Madagascar Poverty and One Person
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.
Rajery on the Bamboo Zither
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.
Mitsinjo at Analamazaotra Forest Station
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.
Four Days to the Veterinarian
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.
New Neighbors in Tapakala
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.
Lychee Outbreak in Toamasina
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.
A Blue Hill Above Antananarivo
Antananarivo, Madagascar — May 2, 2014
Making sense of the complicated, significant story high above Antananarivo at Ambohimanga Rova.
Drive By Shooting To Antananarivo
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.
A Wednesday Drive to Tuesday
Talata, Madagascar — April 30, 2014
Silk, baskets, and batik in the town of Talata.
A Good Scalding in Betafo
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-Mantadia National Park
Andasibe, Madagascar — April 27, 2014
Hiking in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Lemur watching: common brown, indri, gray bamboo, diademed sifaka.
Toamasina to Andasibe
Andasibe, Madagascar — April 26, 2014
Driving on Route Nationale 2 from Toamasina to Andasibe. The road itself is the adventure.
The Pangalanes Canal
Pangalanes Canal, Madagascar — September 22, 2013
A weekend trip along the Pangalanes Canal to the Le Palmarium resort near Toamasina, Madagascar.
Ivoloina Zoological Park
Toamasina, Madagsacar — September 14, 2013
A day trip to Ivoloina Zoological Park near Toamasina, Madagascar and a first visit with lemurs.
A Home in Madagascar
Toamasina, Madagascar — August 21, 2013
Introducing our new home in Toamasina, Madagascar.