Madagascar is a bit of a weird one. Lying in the Indian Ocean some 400km off the east coast of Africa, it’s the world’s fourth largest island having broken free from the African continent many millions of years ago. It evolved in its own individual way and astonishingly around 80% of its flora and fauna (of which there are around 250,000 species) is found nowhere else on earth.
The country is mildly chaotic, government corruption is rife and little money has been spent on the country’s infrastructure: trains take days to get anywhere (if they leave at all); the roads are as pot holed as the face of the moon; and the national airline (Air Madagascar) has a monopoly over internal flights meaning it can (and does) change it’s timetable at will and that’s often a few times a day – as the Hubby and I found out. However, if you can get through all that, it is truly an amazing country; the Malagasy people are warm and friendly and I cannot think of anywhere that I have travelled to, where I’ve seen more things than I did in MadagascarRead More