The year is coming to an end and so is my time in Madagascar. This time it wasn’t that long that I have lived over here, but still it was a time of experience and adventure. Hard time and good ones, love and hate, I have seen dark and light sights of this country.
We needed to analyze a lot of faece sample of the chameleons and I went outside more often, trying to find some nice animals which I haven’t seen at all during my time.
Because Christmas was getting closer, however I haven’t felt it at all with all the heat and in the forest, I tried my best by backing Christmas cookies. It cost a lot of improvising and patience, at the end they didn’t taste quite well, probably because they belong to the cold, dark winter evenings.
I climbed up a Boaobab, the famous trees in Madagascar you probably have seen in Africa documentations before. Massive tree trunk to save the water in dry season and a unique leave construction.
My way to the airport was an adventure. I got stocked with the Taxi in the traffic rush. Already thinking I will miss my flight because there was 2 hours left and nothing went forward or backward. A critical situation but I said to myself I am not gonna get stocked in this place now. I went out of the car and with the help of a local friend we found a man on a motorcycle who said he can take me.
A bit like a movie. Me on a back of a motorcycle of a man I never have seen before I do not know and I do not understand. All my luggage stored between our feet and on my back and belly we drove fast passing the carline. The clouds were so dark it could have stared raining every second.
But finally I got to the airport on time, rain was starting when I entered the building. This man saved me a lot of troubles – Perfect goodbye experience and a perfect summary of my time- Everything can go wrong and don’t expect it to happen like you want it to, but always be flexible and open and it will work out somehow.