Yesterday we spent the day going to see the lemurs in Lemurialand and then we came back to Daresalama, the town near to where our boat is currently anchored in Crater Bay, on the island of Nosy Be. For those of you unfamiliar with where we currently are, I have added a couple of pictures here of our location. The first picture is a close-up of Nosy Be and the second is a relief of Northern Madagascar, with Nosy Be in the top left section of it, signified by the marker.
For reference, look at the bottom of Nosy Be and you’ll see HellVille. HellVille is where we went yesterday to visit Lemurialand, but we are currently anchored west of there in Crater Bay and just north of the anchorage is Daresalma.
After returning from HellVille, we walked all over the place and explored this little town. We had lunch at a nice little restaurant and then went to the open market. Then we walked all the way down into the hotel area and hung out there for a while, sitting in a bar on the beach, enjoying the view and drinking a few beers. Along the way, there were several things we saw which I snapped pictures of to share. Of note are the oxcarts, which are seen everywhere in Nosy Be, the guy holding the khat, the local drug of choice, and the table with people around it at the bottom. It appeared to be a community table, an open restaurant you could say, where people just showed up, payed something, and ate whatever was on the table. I saw several people coming and going from the table. It was actually quite nice, almost like having a little family gathering with strangers.
Yesterday was also an amazing people day for me. I love taking pictures of people and besides the ones I’ve already shared, here are some more that I really love and wanted to share separately. I have been surprised by many of them and their willingness to have their pictures taken.