A culture of rice – Reis-Kultur

SAVA, Madagascar/Madagaskar
Werbung

Between earth and sky – Zwischen Himmel und Erde

Bale mountains, Ethiopia/Äthiopien

The rock

Marojejy

Andapa

Andapa is the only of the four major towns in SAVA region to be situated away from the Indian ocean 100 km southwest of Sambava. It has around 30.000 inhabitants of whom 90% are farmers, mainly cultivating rice. The place is ideal for that because of its location at the eponymous basin to where all the rivers from Marojejy mountains flow. Andapa is a buzzling little town with market stalls along nearly all streets, and the “white hill” at its edge, from where you have great views over the whole basin. Following my own experience of staying in Andapa, it might be not advisable to be there on Saturday. It´s possible that the whole town will turn into the disco from hell literally all night long. Continue…

Marojejy

A good 60 km southwest of Sambava lies Marojejy National Park in the eponymous Massif de Marojejy, a mountain range with its highest point at 2.132 m altitude. Those mountains are covered by dense rainforest as well as montane rainforest and cloud forest on the higher levels, and the forest is one of the top hotspots of biodiversity left on our ravaged planet. The national park protects more than 55.000 ha of it and has been gazetted in 1998 after already being a protected area since 1952. In 2007, it has been declared world heritage site by UNESCO as a part of the Antsinanana rainforests. Continue…

Simien

Simien mountains, Ethiopia/Äthiopien

A valley so deep – Ein Tal so tief

Simien mountains, Ethiopia/Äthiopien

So far away – Unendlich weit weg

Highland/Hochland, Madagascar/Madagaskar