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Old 10-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
Franck B OP
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Joined: Nov 2012
Location: French living in Munich, Germany
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landing in paradise

First day was planned for a smooth transition... getting used to the heat, first impressions, recover from the journey.
Thierry welcomed us at Nosy Be airport with his pick-up truck, we took some local cash a Hellville, the islandīs town, where we also had a quick breakfast

Finally we dropped our bag 15km further in Dar es Salam, at Andrea who invited us for dinner, and then headed for the beach:

At this point, itīs worth mentioning that this beach is THE most touristic public place from the whole 600,000km2 of Madagascar. And there were not much tourists to be seen. These are mostly pinned to all-inclusive luxury resorts in Nosy Be. Madagascar only gets 25% of the amount of tourists visiting neighbouring, 400x smaller, Ile Maurice....

After refreshing in the Indien Ocean (the Mozambique canal to be more precise), we headed for an 8€ langouste and urchin menu at the beach "gargotte" (= low-tech, local friendly style, restaurant):

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