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// SEPTEMBER 2017
Such stuff as dreams are made on...
Ivato
Manambato
Antsirabe
Morondava
Morondava
Belo sur Mer
Manja
Toliara
Thessaloniki
Istanbul
Mauritius
Moramanga
Manambato
Canal des Pangalanes
Behenjy
Miandrivazo

Morondava


19th of September 2017
For our eyes only…

We started our journey to Morondava. We drove on RN24 and RN35, (asphalted road in a pretty good condition). The scenery was incredibly beautiful. An amazing route for our eyes only…
 


We passed by Miandrivazo. At the petrol station they had run out of fuel. We carried on and filled the tank with petrol, just before Morondava.
We asked for a locksmith. With the assistance of a lady interpreter, we managed to explain our problem to the repairman who fixed the lid of our trunk.





We bought supplies and found a room to sleep at  Chez Maggie. We asked for the route to Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. We would need at least two days to go there and then to return again to Morondava, where from we continue our scheduled route to the south.  We had already prepaid for our staying in some hotels on the west coastal route. There was no way to make it there on time, if we chose to visit the Reserve.



We went for a walk on the beach of Morondava. The tide was low but we still managed to see the emblematic Dhows of Madagascar (the dhow is a ubiquitous wind powered sailing vessel crewed by 1-3 sailors, with one mast only).



We continued our walking on the small roads of the village.

While searching for something to eat in this lively seaside resort, we found plenty of small restaurants and bars. We asked and learnt that the zebu we had seen the previous days in our travelling guides were cattle characterized by a fatty hump on their shoulders. We had actually noticed them from the first day of our journey to Madagascar.  



Eventually, we ate a smooth fish soup, grilled fish and French fries. And a Greek Salad too!
A Greek Salad in…Morondava, Madagascar? For us, two Greeks a long way from home, that was quite a big surprise…

 

Country: Madagascar
Date: 2017
Route: Madagascar
Cities: Ivato, Manambato, Antsirabe, Morondava, Morondava, Belo sur Mer, Manja, Toliara
Duration: 7
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Population: 25.054.161
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Country: Madagascar
Date: 2017
Route: Madagascar
Cities: Ivato, Manambato, Antsirabe, Morondava, Morondava, Belo sur Mer, Manja, Toliara
Duration: 7
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Population: 25.054.161
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Country: Madagascar
Date: 2017
Route: Madagascar
Cities: Ivato, Manambato, Antsirabe, Morondava, Morondava, Belo sur Mer, Manja, Toliara
Duration: 7 days
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Population: 25.054.161
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