The author of this book planned his 3 month trip round Madagascar.
It wasn't easy as the roads are not good, public transport virtually non existent. 2 small railway lines. This is not the Madagascar of the glossy holiday brochure, this is the real island with real people. Dirt roads that get swept away in the rains, transport in high wheeled converted lorries, often braking down.
I loved every minute of this book. Real travelling and exploring. He must be a nice guy as people did help him in spite of his lack of French and non existent Malagasy.
He managed to go from North to South, East to West, through rivers and up mountains. Loved the Mangoes on the trees, eat with the locals. He managed to see lots of different animals, lemurs especially. Birds and insects galore. Real stuff.
This is a proper guide to an island and a well written story. I loved it.
Jocelyn Garvey, A LoveReading Ambassador
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If you enjoy travel or travel shows then this is a good story for you. It is a great reminder of how much of the world that we miss when we just see a tourist journey.
If you enjoy travel or travel shows then this is a good story for you. It tracks a journey across Madagascar but not a touristy one. I enjoyed hearing of the public transport travel across challenging roads. It shows the warmth of human nature as they try to help him achieve his travel requirements.... Read Full Review