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Island in the emerald sea

After the end of my "package" adventure tour I was off alone, and some people would say this is when I was travelling for real, one opinion maybe. There are so many ways to travel the many paths, who can say which is better, it's your choice, for you to make the decision and accept what comes with that.  This is when you find out for sure if you're cut out for it, whether you're prepared enough. This is sink or swim time, and as far as destinations go this is hardly the most difficult. The area is probably friendlier on individual travellers than other locations in madagascar, there is certainly no shortage of friendly places to stay.  The minute amount of french I knew was the biggest  trial, and some of the travellers I met on the way made sure I knew that.
A port city, with the big container ships
Some were sort of offended that I was even there, like I had less right to be there than they did. People are people and there are all sorts on the road, good and bad, change is the big saviour in travelling, things change so rapidly that even when you meet disagreeable quick to judge folk full of predjudice and assumptions ; that this isnt the way it stays and quickly people always come along later to restore your faith, made you happy you made the sacrifices necessary to come that far.
There was great scenery around diego suarez that made the location well worth it.  Next I travel through my last national park in madagascar and quickly through nosy be which has a bit of a shady touristy reputation and fly back to antananarivo the last time before heading onward to mauritius.
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Island in the emerald sea
Island in the emerald sea
A port city, with the big containe…
A port city, with the big contain…
Rusty pipes
Rusty pipes
A bustling sprawling market with p…
A bustling sprawling market with …
My room for a few days
My room for a few days
the resident cactus (morning)
the resident cactus (morning)
The resident cactus (afternoon)
The resident cactus (afternoon)
Local boat race
Local boat race
The race continues
The race continues
Emerald sea
Emerald sea
The coastal road from suarez
The coastal road from suarez
Road to the beach, pretty bumpy fo…
Road to the beach, pretty bumpy f…
A quiet beautiful place
A quiet beautiful place
The indian ocean approaches
The indian ocean approaches
Looking east across the water to h…
Looking east across the water to …
Unmanned, untouched
Unmanned, untouched
Time changes the earth slowly
Time changes the earth slowly
Limestone, pitted and marred by ti…
Limestone, pitted and marred by t…
Not a huge amount of beach, plenty…
Not a huge amount of beach, plent…
Selective erosion
Selective erosion
walking through the salt lands
walking through the salt lands
A place to rest on the walk
A place to rest on the walk
A beautiful day
A beautiful day
Mini islands
Mini islands
Remains of old conflicts and defen…
Remains of old conflicts and defe…
Old lighthouse
Old lighthouse
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