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Running to Fenerive Est after Foulpointe
November 27, 2008, 11:48 am
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I hope that all of you can’t wait to visit our country. As i reported before having fun in Foulpointe is the best thing that you should never miss. After the barbecue and singing all night, it’s better to take a rest to save the energy for the next day. As soon as you wake up, I suggest you to take an energetic breakfast, like to have bacon cheese with a natural juice from Foulpointe.

Now, the famous fruit from this region is in the market and two weeks ago, the exportation of the litchi has started. Litchi is our favorite fruit as i like with litchi you can eat at anytime ,to make a juice with and don’t forget to prepare your own punch with too. Furthermore, we know that the end of the year will come soon, we have only one month and bye 2008. Either way, i propose you our special punch as we did home with litchi. We bought a local rhum, you can find many different qualities in Foulpointe as you like djama, Sambo, Classica… , then what you did is to peel the litchi and add in the rhum and the best one is you should do that if you have the big bottle of whisky like 2 liters one. As long as you tinned it like one third of the bottle is only the litchi that you pilled and the rest of the quantity, you pour the rhum local. The long time you preserved it, the better tast of litchi punch you will like. Or the second one, you can mixed all fruit that you see on the way to Foulpointe from Tamatave, add some slice of banana, coconut, litchi, don’t forget to add our vanilla, cinnamon, mango, persimon…. But sometimes, you don’t have a time to prepare all of that, you can find many different qualites of our punch made by djama factory in the supermarket in Tamatave or you could find at any grocery in Foulpointe, i don’t remember but if i’m not wrong we have punch like litchi, mango, anana, lemon,grenade punch ….Oh! sorry, i only reported you the home made punch. Let’s move to our visit, what’s more, you can rent a bike or motorcycle in Foulpointe or why not a quad, then you can visit Fenerive Est for one day or stay there for a few day, it’s one hour from Foulpointe. Fenerive Est is still in the Est coast of Madagascar, you have to pass through Tamatave then Foulpointe to go there or if you want to do the transfer to Saint Marie Island, you have to pass by to take the boat at Soanierana Ivongo, like all tourists did in August to see very close the whales and you can touch too.

On the way to Fenerive Est, the scenery is wonderful and rich of the different trees like travelers tree “Ravinala”, Palms…., but if you will arrive upon the hill before arriving to Fenerive Est, it’s like the same as the Mauritius coast from the airport to the Palm beach Hotel if you have been in Mauritius. It’s a small town like the others, easy to visit everything is downtown. But the nice place i have noticed there is the one where you find a big dixie which could fit five people inside. By curiosity, I asked one of guy who lived there and he said that the pirates used it to cook human beings like me and you. Then later that they suggested me to visit the lsland “Nosin’akoho” that you could see some of the big dixies and their tombs with their names. It’s a small island less than half acre, you can walk less than one hour, but to get there, if you’re a good swimmer, you can swim or rent a small boat with a small fee .However, you can see many differences of marine fauna, like snakes….

Be countinued

Laurent H )

Fenerive Est( credit :Laurent H )



Having fun in Foulpointe
November 8, 2008, 3:08 pm
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We are still in the east cost of Madagascar.Foulpointe is fifty kilometers from Tamatave.As I reported before the weather in Tamatave is wonderful,windy and hot.If you arrive in Foulpointe ,you will have many choices of bungalows as you like, you could find the very expensive and classy or if you want to stay in a simple one ,there are plenty over there.Around 5.30 am you have the sunrise from your bungalow.Moreover ,you can test our sea food from Foulpointe like oyster,lobster,crab.If your wife or your girlfriend or your daughter wants to have dreadlocks ,there are some specialist girls who could do that in 15 mn ,they have some brochures of the model that you want to have.Apart from that you don’t need to order  your lunch at the restaurant but you  can ask the guys from Foulpointe to cook for you all of you want like sea food or if you want grilled chicken made in Foulpointe you will have some.Then for the dinner ,you can organize a party with the guys from there and they will grilled your seafood at the same time elsewhere  they can buy your beer and you can play song with guitar while having a campfire.

Foulpointe

Foulpointe

sea-urchin

sea-urchin



The next step in Tamatave
November 1, 2008, 1:10 pm
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We still continue our trip in Tamatave,as I told you last time we are still focused our trip in the west coast part of Madagascar.Tamatave is the nearest beach in our country you could travel by car with only 5 hours trip with an wonderfull scenery.I will see the wonderful independence avenue with the alley of coconut trees and the biggest port in Madagascar.

independence avenue

independence avenue

The best means of transportation in Tamatave is the “Pousse pousse”(rickshow) ,it’s nice to have a ride with this kind of transportation because the weather in this cost is always hot and windy.You can visit some place like “Bazar kely” and “Bazar” be to find the special handicraft from Tamatave ,may be you could enjoy “bonbon coco” (candies from coconut) like me.You could find many places for food if you really like Indian food,Creole,French and Chinese food.But if you still coutinue to Foulpointe ,It’s around one hour trip from Tamatave.In that place ,you could find a nice beach and you can visit our wonderful marine fauna and flora.Besides ,the best food i REALLY want in Folpoint is to taste”tekateka”,it’s kind of oyster and the grilled spiny lobster,Hmmmm…..that’s tasty.Don’t forget we have our special beer THB (Three horses Beer)which goes with.I’ll invite you to visit our country then you will never regret.See ya!



Travelling in Madagascar
October 25, 2008, 12:39 pm
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In Madagascar ,travelling in “taxi-brousse” is really wonderful.Let’s take an example the “taxi-brousse” to Toamasina.Toamasina is the one of the six provinces in Madagascar which is located in the east cost.You could find many “taxi-brousse “stations but you can find with which one you will want to have a ride. if you really want to take a picture for our wonderful sceneries ,you can travel in daylight or leave the station the afternoon around 4pm.The driver will satisfy the passengers with “salegy music or kilalaky music”…or the last new top of international songs.Otherwise ,on the way ,if someone wants to pee,you have to say the driver “olombelo tsy akoho sofera” that means you need a break.Then after that ,on the half way ,there are many places to have lunch,then you can order malagasy meals like TONGO KISOA RITRA ,RAVITOTO SY HENA KISOA.By the way ,if you don’t like that you could do shopping with the differences of handicrafts or the local fruits it depends on the season like oranges,litchis….then after the break ,all passengers gather to continue the trip.I am really happy if one day ,you could join us and try this experience.Enjoy!



Tourism in Madagascar
September 28, 2008, 2:17 pm
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In our country ,you could find many beautiful sources for tourism as you like.For example ,the fauna and floral,handicraft,or if you like to dive there is an wonderful place like in the south of Madagascar(Tulear),the sea is nice ,it’s blue like the sky,the baech is white and very cool to see the under our ocean.Not far for this area ,in Morondava ,you have the same,in Belo sur Tsiribihina.Apart that ,if you really like the Allee de Baobab ,you could find a wonderful place if you visit this site.But anyway,if you like barbecue,we have all see food that you never regret to tast and enjoy it.However,the weather is always nice to excit you to dive see all around our beautiful country.



Tourism in Madagascar
September 21, 2008, 1:21 pm
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Madagascar is a beautiful country that you might find interesting .You can find different sceneries and different cultures everywhere you go. The transportation that we usually use to visit other provinces is called a  “taxi-brousse”. In our country, could find some different precious stones and handicrafts. In addition to that, we have our own folkloric dance for each of the 22 regions.