Closed city – Geschlossene Stadt
The bridges of Sambava – Die Brücken von Sambava
Mes condoléances aux familles des victimes du cyclone "Cheneso". Mein Beileid gilt den Familien der Opfer des Zyklons "Cheneso". Miara-miory amin’ny fianakavian’ireo tra-boina noho ny rivodoza. My condolences to the families of the victims of cyclone "Cheneso".
Postcards from Darmstadt I & II – Postkarten aus Darmstadt I & II
Vohemar, also referred to as Iharana, is the northernmost town in Madagascar’s north-eastern SAVA region. It is located right at the Indian ocean and vast Iharana bay which is subjected to the tides. Historically, Vohemar seems to be one of Madagascar´s oldest settlements, if not the oldest, where Swahili merchants installed a port for trading as early as in the 13th century. Today, Vohemar has between 20.000 and 30.000 inhabitants who make it a lively little town hoping for a better future and many visitors. Because over the course of the last at least five years, the Chinese have constructed a new road connecting Vohemar at the east coast with Ambilobe at the National Road RN 6 in the west, replacing one of the most feared dirt roads of the island. In the past, it could have taken three or even more days to reach Vohemar from Ambilobe, which is now reduced to a couple of hours. That said, SAVA region is no longer isolated from the rest of the country. Continue…