Make that two scoops of vanilla
Curing vanilla pods by sunlight

Make that two scoops of vanilla

We were walking the trail past village rice paddies, gleaming with soon to be harvested grains in the valley below Marojejy National Park. From the outlying fields, two men carried large potato sacks back to…

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Marojejy and its spirits
White, or silky lemur, at his work

Marojejy and its spirits

Marojejy is one of the most impressive national parks in Madagascar, with 55,000 hectares of primary rainforest, green mountains, spectacular views and twisting trails mounting over roots and rocks. It is one of six parks…

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Toasting the royals at Ambohimanga
Imposing entrance to Ambohimanga rova

Toasting the royals at Ambohimanga

On the highest of several thickly forested hills, the first ruler of the whole of Madagascar established his capital in 1793, after he unified the various island realms of the Malagasy people into a kingdom.…

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