The Vanilla Coast

The Vanilla Coast

Located in the remote tropical northeast of Madagascar (map), the Vanilla Coast is every bit as exotic as it sounds. Arriving on the twice-weekly flight from Tana (short for Antananarivo, the capital), we caught a whiff of vanilla, clove, and other exotic scents as...
Lemurs Galore

Lemurs Galore

Think of Madagascar and wildlife, and the first thing that springs to mind is, of course, the lemurs. With close to 100 different species, all of which are endemic to Madagascar, they come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. And the great thing is: although...
Taxi Brousse Extreme

Taxi Brousse Extreme

Taxi brousse = bush taxi We had been warned! The “road” hardly deserved the name, and the journey on the back of the pickup truck would be cramped and painful. But all the warnings we had heard and read failed to prepare us for how tough the ten hour journey for the...