Archive for month: May, 2008

Diving in Sainte Marie

22 May, 2008 (23:59) | Life | By: Olivier

The past four days in Sainte Marie have not been as sunny as one would have hoped. After all winter is coming in Madagascar, and the rain with it. But no one cares under water so – rather than spending all my time lying on the white sand – I went diving. I am constantly [...]

I see lemurs everywhere!

18 May, 2008 (09:35) | Life | By: Olivier

The past few days have been all about the Lemurs. I went across the private reserve of the Vakôna lodge and Ankanin’ny Nofy – the dream nest – a small island made into a beautiful reserve. So I’ve made lots of new friends: Propithecus diadema (Diademed Sifaka), Varecia Variegata (the Vari), [...]

Tsingy de Bemaraha.

15 May, 2008 (09:37) | Life | By: Olivier

Did I say the drive to Ifaty was epic? Boy was I wrong…
I’ll tell you what’s really epic: 2 flights, followed by 10 hellish hours of driving off roads under a relentless sun, trying not to get stuck in the mud (and 12 hours of the same on the way back), crossing two rivers with [...]

The lemurs say hi!

9 May, 2008 (23:57) | Life | By: Olivier

Before reaching Tuléar, I spent a couple of days in the national park of Isalo where I saw my first lemurs. I was lucky to catch a glimpse of two of the three diurnal species that live in the area: the lemur catta – national emblem of the island – and the lemur fulvus rufus.
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Madagascar: first impressions.

9 May, 2008 (06:19) | Life | By: Olivier

I’ve been in Madagascar for a week now. Not enough time to have anything worthwhile to say but I’ll still record my initial reaction – if only to compare it with future perceptions.
After landing in Antananarivo – the capital city – some 400 km from the sea, I am now traveling down the RN7 road [...]