A culture of rice – Reis-Kultur

SAVA, Madagascar/Madagaskar
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Kids & colours

Madagascar/Madagaskar

Camion-brousse

Madagascar/Madagaskar

Straw – Stroh

Near Daraina, SAVA, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Local Pub – Dorfkneipe

Near Daraina, SAVA, Madagascar/Madagaskar

A piece of paradise – Ein Stück vom Paradies

Antalaha, Madagascar/Madagakar

The mirror – Der Spiegel

North of Sambava, Madagascar/Madagakar

Daraina & Loky Manambato

When we finally reached the edge of the dry deciduous forest, Amidou, our guide and somehow lonesome manager of Loky Manambato Protected Area, and his two friends, the Aye-Aye trackers, had already spotted the first group of Golden-crowned sifakas or Tattersall’s sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) up in the branches of a grove of trees. We followed them in a hurry through high dried out grass, always looking up, following the graceful white lemurs with our eyes. That´s why we didn´t notice the family digging holes in a dried-out riverbed and searching the excavated material in a big pan for gold. And only a few metres above their heads, the Golden-crowned Sifakas were nibbling on the sweet yellow blossoms of a local tree. They seemed to know that it is fady, taboo, for the locals to harm or even hunt them. Continue…

Street food

SAVA, Madagascar/Madagaskar

Vohemar (Iharana)

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…