From the bustle of Tana the capital I headed East through the rolling green hills
to the coast and the beautiful Indian Ocean, my first morning, I woke up to this sunrise view through my bedroom window (a simple thatched hut by the beach)
I'm in the small town (three dirt roads) of Soaneira Ivango
where there are cute kids on every corner
I wandered around as the sun set
There's great street food, this is Madame Suzanne and she has established her little foodie empire under the only street light in town,
serving food to people wandering past and seating them on small wooden stools.
Assisted by her multitude of offspring.
The local butcher shop is not for the fainthearted
and yep, like a lot of teenage shop assistants the world over, he's checking out his mobile phone behind the merchandise.
I headed north up the infamous Route National 5
Not what most of us would recognise as a major national road, but hey, this is Madagascar