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Everything you want to know about Madagascar and never dared to ask

Rosewood traffic in Madagascar makes me crazy January 13, 2013

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I am so angry after I watched this video on Malagasy rosewood traffic. And also surprised to learn that a lot of instruments, violins and guitars were made of precious woods also coming from Madagascar, like ebony.

Fortunately, there are some courageous people like Sascha von Bismarck fighting against illegal traffic.

Check out their website :
http://www.eia-international.org/

Just one thing: the video is translated into French

 

 

Madagascar Grandeur Nature on French TV December 16, 2012

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Just found this video on the web. An amazing film on Madagascar, the people, the culture and the nature of course. It´s just too bad there is nobody to translate it into English. It would be really worth it !
Enjoy it anyway! What strikes me is that he country has everything, but it takes so much time to make it grow economically.

Remark: the film is cut before we get a chance to see the end.

 

Les Surfs – Si j´avais un marteau November 23, 2012

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Again les Surfs, If I Had a Hammer.
I forgot to tell you. The reason why they´re here on this blog is because they were Malagasy.

Veloma!

 

Les Surfs – A présent tu peux t´en aller

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In English, I Only Wanna Be With You.
Suddenly felt very nostalgic about the sixties. Never saw them in real, but I wish I had.

 

Discover Madagascar On Line ! August 26, 2012

It finally happened !

The very last project I was working on was launched last Wednesday. My very first homemade webpage called Upptäck Madagaskar, which means “discover Madagascar”. I have been thinking of doing something related to Madagascar for a long time, besides my blog, and I finally got the opportunity and the precious help of two of my classmates Gabriel Gök and Christoffer Kindstedt. The website is in Swedish, but there is a google translate button for the English version. I know,it is not the most reliable, but it´s better than nothing.

Upptäck Madagaskar

So, if you are curious and willing to learn even more on Madagascar, pay me a visit! And if you like it, like it on Facebook and spread the good news.

Veloma !

 

Sartre or Not Sartre August 16, 2012

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Si vous avez les mains sales…prenez une douche Sartre ! Translate: If you have dirty hands…take a Sartre shower.

It is amazing how much humor Malagasy people have. Here is another exemple. Walking on Ile aux Nattes and finding this place…need a pee ? The solution is right there…The whole village was named after writers or philosophers. Coming back with more pics.

 

What Kind of Drink is That? July 21, 2012

That is the kind of signs you see in Madagascar  walking in a little village like on Ile aux Nattes, because people over there have quite a special sense for French grammar.

Here, the drinks are not made of alcohol, but they are ALCOHOLIC ! I just love it!

I promise…there´s more  funny pics coming.

 

 
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