Thursday, January 28, 2010
News Travel Slowly
I watched a video on Madagascar the other night and while the focus was on the eco-system I was a little surprised when they showed footage of the capital city. I expected it to be busy, crowded, noisy, etc. but it looked like a remote village with primitive roads, leaning shacks and lots of animal transportation. Sometimes it's interesting how civilized, industrialized and organized things are in places where you think they might not be. You could forget how far you are from home because you have access to the same things you might have there (supplies, transportation, internet cafes, etc.). Madagascar is definitely not looking like one of those countries where you would forget where you were.
In trip prep news, I had a negative TB test this week, got my prescription for antibiotics and sent in more money to Azafady for my deposit and my third form of trip insurance.