- Indian Ocean IslandsYou’ll be glad to know that we made it safely through the pirate zone. We are now in the southern Indian Ocean en route to Madagascar, having spent the last few days visiting the islands of Mauritius and Réunion. Posted by HopeEakins in Sailing Around the World with TEDS | Apr 15, 2013
- MadagascarMadagascar is large and poor and beautiful. We sailed into Ft. Dauphin, a harbor almost empty save for structures built by Rio Tinto, a company that mines titanium, and, from the looks of it, doesn’t pay its workers very Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World with Bill and Hope | Apr 1, 2013
- Good Friday HomilyHomily preached by
The Reverend Hope H. Eakins
on March 29, 2013, Good Friday
on the Silver Whisper in the Indian Ocean
What does it mean, this Good Friday? Why have we left the pool deck, the cocktail party to come and hear Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World with Bill and Hope | Apr 1, 2013
- Maundy Thursday homilyHomily preached by
The Reverend William J. Eakins
on March 28, 2013, Maundy Thursday
on the Silver Whisper in the Indian Ocean
“And when the hour came, Jesus sat at table and the apostles with him …”
It was the Last Supper, the last time Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World with Bill and Hope | Apr 1, 2013
- Arrival in MadagascarIn my short career as a traveller i have visited around 30 countries across 5 continents, taking hundreds of thousands of pictures along the way. I have loved every place I have visited and always share my photos on facebook Posted by Under_the_sea in Madagascar | Jan 18, 2013
- More Mada pictures :)So i'm in the Netherlands now for the holidays and i figured it should show another side of Mada...the beautiful beaches and awesome stone forests :)
I Tananarive, Arnaud and I played Petanque with some locals (and beat them!) I ate Posted by dutchnomad in Finding a nook at noon | Jan 7, 2013
- TanaI’ve been avoiding writing an entry for Antananarivo. I’m not sure if it has to do with the fact that it coincided with my first experience of severe heartburn, the imposing mood of a fellow traveller who’d passed his best-before Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 10, 2012
- Mora MoraI even feel slow. It’s a pity about the cyclone, but had we got the train, most of the nature part of this trip would have been compromised and we probably would have complained about the 12 hours the train Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 10, 2012
- FoodGoing against an unfortunate recommendation to avoid Zebu, that’s pretty much what we ate. Zebu is just a misleading name for what look like Nguni cows or the sacred herds in India (from which they are actually descended). They taste Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 10, 2012
- Look, it’s raining. Part Two.Today we did a 10km walk through the south part of [[http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/fiche-aire-protegee_en.php?Ap=18|I’Isalo]]. It was brilliant and a welcome relief after the leeches. It’s dryer, more rugged and expansive than Ranomafana, and we only sa Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 9, 2012
- Look, it’s raining. Part one.Yesterday we drove roughly 7 and a half hours south from [[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Ranomafana,+Fianarantsoa,+Madagascar&hl=en&ll=-21.279137,47.445831&spn=0.651349,1.120605&sll=-22.55827,45.412651&sspn=0.161381,0.280151&oq=Ranomafana&hnear=Ranomafana Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 9, 2012
- LeechesAdmittedly, the prospect of a 6 hour rain forest hike didn’t quite appeal to me with a dodgy, sore stomach and the prospect of leeches. But that’s what we did.
And leeches, there were plenty.
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- Bon Voyage: Part 2We remained stationary for probably another hour. During this time, the engine stopped again. More local kids hassled us through the windows or while we wandered the redundant tracks.
A few Vaza (white people) had decided to leave the train Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 2, 2012
- Bon Voyage: Part 1I suppose it is the only “running” train for a reason. I’m not sure how sustainable a country of buggered trains would be, whereas one should be easy enough to manage...
I have what we have named Makily kily belly. This Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 2, 2012
- Road Trip: Day 1We altered our itinerary and decided to get long drives out of the way first, which meant today entailed a 7 hour drive from [[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Antananarivo,+Madagascar&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.410182,77.431641&oq=antananarivo,+ma Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Feb 1, 2012
- The FlightThrow out any rules you know of air travel back home.
* You may not make it to the airport on time. Your taxi may be running on very reserve and may lose all power on a wet uphill, which Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Jan 26, 2012
- Day 5It’s starting to feel like Survivor. And a New Year’s hangover doesn’t help.
Where should I start?
Two buckets of joy have just arrived on our Bungalow stoep. We’re back at Mahalina. It’s hot. And if it is going to rain, it’s Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Jan 26, 2012
- Eat. Sleep. Fish. Swim.That’s all we do. It’s that simple and I’m quite fond of it. When we’re not doing that, we're drinking some of the 78kg of alcohol we hauled over and playing cards. Or feeling the sway of the boat. Or Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Jan 26, 2012
- Back to Nosy BeWe were told to get to the ferry in Ankify by 9:30am. This required a 5:30am wake-up to ensure this. I lie, it required a 5:30am wake up to ensure this provided I wasn’t driving. We successfully got back to Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Jan 26, 2012
- Ankarana National ParkWe took a leisurely 25km drive north of Andilobe to Ankarana for a guided walk to the Tsingy and through the forest.
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- To AnkaranaFrom where I am now, it feels that we’re truly in Africa. We’re currently sitting at a very local tavern – Hotely – in Andilobe, roughly 120km from Ankify ferry port on the mainland.
The intention of hiring 3 scooters and Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Jan 18, 2012
- The BeginningThe holiday didn’t feel like it had the most promising start: a pigeon chick fell out its nest and splatted in front of us outside OR Tambo Airport. I tried to forget about this and focused instead on our Air Posted by JayneHol in Mora Mora Madagascar | Jan 17, 2012
- Day 42 - 4416th Oct – 18th Oct
Toamasina (aka Tamatave) Second biggest city in Madagascar
Last few days on the red island.
We spent our last few days in Madagascar around Toamasina. We went to the zoo where we saw more lemurs and chameleons. Posted by CraigHel in Southern Africa Journey | Oct 19, 2011
- Day 37 - 41Flew from Nosy Be back to Antananarivo (the capital) on the 10th Oct and spent the night in Antananarivo before catching a taxi bousse (local small van) to Andasibe to discover more national parks. The bus was supposed to pick Posted by CraigHel in Southern Africa Journey | Oct 19, 2011
- Day 30 - 36 Day 30 - 36
4th Oct – 10th Oct
We caught a speed boat from Ankify to Nosy Be which was a 30 min journey.
First few days were spent south of the island on a beach were we went snorkelling and Posted by CraigHel in Southern Africa Journey | Oct 18, 2011