In the region of Vàkinankàratra, near the village of Belazao stands this magnificient lake. The water in this lake has been measured by the notorious Commandant Cousteau and it appeared that the 80 Meters long cable wasn’t enough to touch the bottom.Continue Reading

The capital is from my uninformed eye, surrounded by a complex eclectic configuration of interdependencies between several estates made of commercial relations…. it’s like everywhere yes. So I saw some rice fields where a local basically explained that everything is sold to foreign country as this is considered as “Organic”Continue Reading

In the context: I arrived at a guesthouse where one of the first question was: when will I shower? Of course it is surprising but the consequence was this: Of course if you want to avoid luxurious hotels for vacation, you experience the same standard as the overcrowded districts: WaterContinue Reading

The mother tree, the sacred tree, the living monument and many other names that I can only agree on. This tree is the source of countless myth and stories and you can sit for hours listening to them.Continue Reading

This island is famous for its gold. To a point where some foreign empires will still (yes, in 2022 and beyond) do anything possible to mine it and bring it back to their homelands. Every time you buy gold, through your IT equipment, jewelry, and other, here is what youContinue Reading

… or the queens palace. I suggest to refer to Wikipedia as usual and if you are travelling more via Antananarivo, to at least go there for the point of view. It’s beautiful and the historical part won’t disappoint you. It’s probably better than any tv soap. And yes, IContinue Reading

The symbol originates from the Catholic tradition that when sentenced to death, Peter requested that his cross be upside down, as he felt unworthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus. You can imagine today the shock for some tourist when they have to re-learn this.Continue Reading

It happened in Madagascar, in the region of Ankotrofotsy, while crossing the river Tsiribihina. If you want to tick the list of doomsday you have it obviously: no trees just some bushes a big road that doesn’t cool down at night no shadows no clouds I didn’t try to fryContinue Reading

Try to describe this city without being too alarmist… well how about a “Pirate bay”? I lived a couple of year on one of the island next door, this island is spoiled by European funds and always talks about Madagascar as poor, desperate, criminal (due to poverty) and some thingsContinue Reading

Antsirabe is the capital city of the Vakinankaratra region, in the central highlands of Madagascar. It’s a popular spa town, known for its thermal springs and many colorful rickshaws. The city’s French colonial buildings include the Hôtel des Thermes, with its grand facade. Stalls at the souk-like, outdoor Sabotsy MarketContinue Reading

This place wouldn’t be a first choice to visit in Switzerland but has a great potential. … If we forget the industrial part, the polluted part, the chemical part, the noisy part and the local attitude … Example, if you cross the border with a car full of white people:Continue Reading

Okay, there is no city center, or hot spot where people like to gather out of the shadow (doesn’t count at the market). Big international companies have created some great private and closed spaces and the public administration managed to benefit from teh installation of massive buildings too. That couldContinue Reading

This concept is actually cool because you can use your legs while being on vacation, you feel more vulnerable even if you know that you are surrounded by a lot of rangers who exactly know where to go to keep you entertained for the exact time you asked and withContinue Reading

This is a key place in Zambia, because of the proximity with the most impressive waterfall of Africa. Here are a couple of pictures taken on the go. It is interesting to observe the more you earn, the more you ad features like, a wall, a fence, and so on.Continue Reading

Before it was the David Livingstone Memorial Museum and after that, the Rhodes-Livingstone Museum. It actually is the largest and the oldest museum in Zambia. Its worse the tour because you can finally understand how this country was created, the African context and learn more about the anthem and otherContinue Reading