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soive2000
Austin, TX

April 21, 2008
12:45 PM

Post #4840198

Ce etait magnifique!
Thank you so much. It was beautifully written.
Anita
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 21, 2008
2:46 PM

Post #4840690

Another fine journey and adventure! Great pictures to go along with the words!

Thanks!

I wonder if ya'll camped in the rainforest those 3 days or are there accommodations of some kind?

Shoe

(Oh yeh, what is that pretty purplish flower, bottom right? I love it!)

KiminPL
San Diego, CA

April 21, 2008
3:00 PM

Post #4840772

Perhaps in Ranomafana you stayed at Cent-Rest, Lilia's place? She has quite an extensive collection of anthurium at her hotel. In March this year, I spent a whirlwind week seeking rare palms in Mada, in areas around Ranomafana and Parc d'Isalo, so I am very pleased to see your article. I wish you had written a dozen more pages with photos! It's a fantastic country, with tremendous plant and animal richness, but the constant destruction by fire in unprotected areas is disheartening.

This message was edited Apr 21, 2008 8:01 AM

jjacques

jjacques
LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

April 21, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #4841535

Merci Anita!

Shoe, no, we did not camp, there are some (rather basic) accomodation. The worse in Mada comes from transportation, it took me 24h to go from Ranomafane to Tananarivo which make some 460km...

Kimin,
We did not stay at Lilia's but some shabby place up the road. Palms are a special treat in this country, I guess you know the book on Malagasy palms by Dransfield and Bentje? Flying over Mada is awful when you see all the fires and smoke it is like the whole place threatens to burn down, sad.
ooojen
Lewiston, MN

April 21, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #4841717

That was a wonderful article, and magnificent photos to accompany it! I agree with KiminPL above; a dozen more pages would have been welcome. Thanks for sharing your tour with us!

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