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

Madagascar´s Crazy Flora February 8, 2012

This year I will try my best to be more organised and logical. Concerning my blogs I decided to re-organize them, so  everything I write about Madagascar will be on Madakanto. Pictures too. They will no longer be on Arkanto, because I realised that I was just doing double work and double work is no good when you already have so little time.

Having said this I will now take you to Madagascar´s amazing flora. I thought it would be a nice introduction to the programme I can´t wait to see, that is to say the three-part documentary that SVT is sending from Sunday, Februari 12th on. Lucky you who live in Sweden !

Plage Le Lémurien Gourmand

For those who do not live here I´ve got a present. Some of the pictures I took this summer. It is just a few of them. I still have a lot of sorting out to do. Unfortunately I am very bad at remembering flower names and I lost the little booknote I had during my stay, so you will just let your imagination wander and you can even make up names for the flowers you like.

I´m dying to know what you came up to!


Presenting Madakanto October 15, 2011

This year I am being very productive. Here is my second blog whose main subject will be Madagascar, the Red Island. Map and flag

There are so many reasons why I am starting this blog, but I guess one of them is just because I was born there and I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings regarding this unknown and beautiful place. It is a fact, except some people who felt in love with the country right away when they visited it or scientifical researchers studying nature, nobody knows anything about Madagascar. I think it is sad, considering that it is the fourth largest island in the world, after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. People know more about Mauritius and La Reunion, simply because they are under British and French governance.

Second of all, I have just spent a month there and since we came back home, my friends kept asking us thousands of questions. One of my neighbours, who used to spend a lot of time in Africa, was so curious that she invited us for dinner and urged me to write a book. Well, no book, but a blog. Now I can tell everybody at the same time. And you may read it whenever you feel like it.

Moreover, this blog will come as a complement of my photo blog ARKanto, where you can look at my first photo albums as well as my other pictures taken in Sweden, France and Norway.

Being one of the very few Malagasy living in Sweden I also feel like it is a duty to me to write about Madagascar, so that people get a better knowledge and understanding of the culture. There are more than lemurs to discover!

Another extremely important reason for this blog is my support to Espérance Marianina Madagascar, my cousin´s non-profit organisation, which aims at reducing malnutrition in rural areas and helps prevent children from quitting school. I will try to keep you informed on the organisation´s work and how the children are doing.

So, how often will you have the pleasure of reading this blog? I was hoping to send a post at least once a week, but I have not decided yet which day it would be, for I have another blog – All The Things I Am – where I write mostly about my life as a non-Swede in Sweden. A lot of writing it will be! I suppose the end of the week would be the best time for me. We´ll see!

As I said previously, I would only talk about things and people who are related to Madagascar. So, I will start by telling you about a great music band which came to Stockholm last week that is to say Kilema.


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