Hello from the other side (of the Equator)! In the last few days there have some interesting developments and some somewhat mixed news. Firstly, I have been able to finally track down a plastic container big enough to house all the fish that I can actually afford! This is good because the price of wood here is phenomenally high. The reason the cost of wood is so high is because the vanilla harvest just came in and so a lot of local people are very flush with cash that is burn
Hello from Andapa! I have finally arrived at the homestay and am astonished! It is wonderful here, but I will talk more it on another post. I have immediately started working on building the farm. FINALLY.
For context, my lovely host is letting me build the farm in his otherwise gorgeous garden. Bad news: I have to remove all the stones and pebbles from his pathway in order to do so. And so it was that I spent roughly 6 hours putting rocks in a bucket and making them into a b
Hello from Sambava! Finally got here after the worst drive of my life. And I mean worst drive of my life. I’ve sat in my fair share of cramped buses half-filled with livestock, but this was something else. I’ve been in the Uzbek desert with the heating on to save the engine from overheating, hell, I’ve even tried commuting with Southern Rail and I’m stating outright - this was the worst. journey. ever. Ultimately compounding all the regular miseries was the road, a pitted nig
Hello everyone! I am sorry it has been so long since I have left any kind of update but although I have been very busy, there hasn’t been too much to report! So far getting even the smallest of things done is proving to be difficult and although now I have almost everything I need to start I have not yet found anywhere to build. After to-ing and fro-ing across east and central Madagascar, it has become clear that the best place to go is to the North, near Sambava. Sambava is