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I made it to Madagascar! - Why do cocks don't have snooze buttons?

Yesterday I arrived safely in Madagascar and was welcomed by perfect-sunshine-weather with 25degrees celcius.

After getting checked for not less than 4 times (my visa seems to be the right one) by the immigration/police I entered the arrival hall - and was surrounded by taxi drivers ... ...

Withdrawing my first money at an exchange rate of 3.500 ariary to 1 EURO I could imagine how my next weeks will be in terms of "calculating". The 30 EUR / 100.000 ariary hardly fit into my purse. :D

Although I am only here for 1,5 days I have endless new impressions that I just cannot put all into todays blog. So I post a few pics with some text.

The white building on one of the pictures is the medical station; at the top floor I work in one of the two offices.
The red building in the picture above the medical station is the house I live in at the moment. Tanja (the midwife who founded this work) is living there with her family and I have the pleasure to live in their guest apartment. (you see my bed when I was unpacking my stuff; now it is tidy )

The first night Tanja showed my how to prepare a mango... (to be honest ... in Germany they are so hard I always took of the peel like an apple) But here... yummy ... yummy ... yummy ...

The other buildings show the better part of a main road that we have to use daily to get to town, e.g. school, market.

I also had the privilege to drive the 4x4 to town an back. Some parts are so bumpy that you most definitely CANNOT call it a road! When I was to slow to go up the on hill, I had to break and the car slid backwards on the dry clay grown. As in every nation ... some older men watching the scene, showed us their toothless smiles and waved their hands when I finally reached the top.
For my first ride on this road I got a grade "A" from Tanjas son, who is taken this road twice daily in order to get to school. *imagine a small proud smile on my face


One last thought ... my wake up call is the cock of the neighbors and the bright sun at 6am. What I didn't have in mind: a cock crows more than one time in the morning and there is no snooze button.




30.9.14 19:44
 
Letzte Einträge: Madagassischer Anti-Ameisen-Tip, oder: was mache ich, wenn die Haushaltshilfe frei hat!?


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Astrid (1.10.14 21:03)
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