The song of the forest October 16th 2009 The taxi clatters over the cobbled streets of Tana on its way to the eastern taxi-brousse station. This will be the second last taxi-brousse journey of my stay and in theory shouldn't be a bad one. Unfortunately I've been fed spurious information by my hotel so it's more hassle than enough.
It's a ~2.5 hour trip hence Ar5,000 is a decent price, as confirmed by several hotel rece ... read more
Africa » Madagascar » Andasibe-Mantadia National Park Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the seco... ... read more
I quit the rat race in 2005, after working as an IT project manager for over a decade. I then travelled around the world for 4 years, a period of my life which is covered by this blog. After finishing my trip, I wrote a book about my dissatisfaction with my career, my reasons for quitting my job, life as a first-time thirtysomething backpacker, and finally the lessons learned from being exposed to experiences and people that I would never have encountered if I'd stayed in my office. The book is called "Out Of Office Male" and is available at all the usual eBook outlets.
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