Ethiopia’s coffee ceremony is an integral part of their cultural and social routine. So entrenched is coffee in Ethiopian daily life that the phrase ‘Buna dabo naw‘, has been coined which translates as ‘Coffee is our bread!’   Coffee holds…

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Isalo National Park was one of my favourite places we visited in Madagascar, and also very different to what I expected prior to touching down on Madagascan soil. So what did I expect? It’s funny how the mind creates an…

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A local guide referred to the Madagascan sun as ‘eye in the sky’ which I liked. It set the tone for a day of sightseeing in the sprawling and chaotic city of Antananarivo. Having arrived into Antananarivo (Tana) at 3am,…

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The Madagascan Island of Ile Saint Marie is tucked away on the north-east of a country so varied with endless rolling rice paddies, national forest, dry desert and rural life that you would hardly expect to find such an idyllic…

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