Tour of Madagascar: April-May 02003
Note: My second tour on Madagascar, as part of my Tour of Gondwana is now complete! For a much shorter report on that (much shorter) tour look HERE
As the year 02003 began I, once again, began to feel the restless desire to leave my everyday life behind for a while and further explore our world on another bicycle trip. My experiences in Cuba the previous year had only whet my appetite for traveling in an exotic destination infrequently visited by others. This time I chose the island nation of Madagascar because of its diversity of geographic features and its unique flora and fauna. As it turned out, though these things were as impressive as I had hoped, this trip was about much more. In fact, the cultural experience actually overshadowed many of the other pleasant aspects of my visit.
Though this was not my longest ride, and was probably one of the most difficult trips I will ever undertake, I think that it will long remain among my favorites. Please read ahead if you would like to share some what I discovered for myself along the way.
Introduction & Basics ~Go There~
The national colors of Magagascar are as follows:
White: Symbolizing Purity, as in Silver, the Traditional Metal of Malagasy Adornments.