Antananarivo day 1

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Today was a long day….we started out with a walk to the highest point of Antananarivo which had some great views of Madagascar. In the afternoon we made our way to the city Zoo and checked out lots of cool animals there. There was a makeshift ferris wheel at the Zoo that was turned manually….by a group of about five 10-year-olds running up and down to make it move (as well as charging a fee). It seemed extremely dangerous for them but extremely fun for me!

Once I get to the ValBio research center, I should be able to upload a big file of pictures or a video. The hotel I’m currently in isn’t able to support that much internet usage. Here I am enjoying myself on the ferris wheel in the zoo!

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Arrival in Madagascar

The flight from New York to South Africa was 18 hours. Then another 4 to Madagascar. We took a bus to a hotel in the capital city of Antananarivo. We are in the Saint Laurent hotel here. We’ll stay a few nights here before going camping for 4 days, then we’ll make our way to Centre ValBio for the remainder of the trip. Here is a view from the roof of the hotel.Hotel

Ranomafana National Park