We have been planning for over a year for this trip. It all started with a brochure that G received from the publisher of nature books – specifically nepenthes. They were leading a trip to Madagascar. It has long been on our bucket list but it is so far away. We are not getting any younger so it was time to go. We sent off our deposit.
It will be an active trip so I started walking in January. I have been doing 2-3 miles 3 days a week. Later I started jogging and the past couple of months we have also been doing hikes. I am ready.
The past couple of weeks we have been finalizing all our gear and clothes. We have verified our plane seats, notified everyone who needs to know and are now just counting the days.
We will fly direct to Paris which is a 10 hour flight. We have a 3 hour layover in Paris. Then it is 10 and half hours to Antananarivo. We will be traveling for just about 24 hours by this time. We get in late at night around 11pm and we will be picked up by our hotel. We have a day to recover before we meet up with the group.
This will be an amazing trip. You can see the places we will visit on the map – click the 3 bar icon on the upper left to see each place we will be visiting or traveling through. I don’t know if I will be updating on the road but do check back in a couple of weeks and we will have many tales to tell.