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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Madagascar Unmasked and Mystifying

© WildJunket

See, now this is why I love Twitter. It’s amazing, the kind of people you can meet and the places they’ve been around the country.

This particular shot of a dugout boat in Madagascar was taken by Nellie Huang, the founder of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer, she travels around the world with her notebook and camera in hand, to seek out adventurous and quirky corners.

Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea, and Borneo. The island of Madagascar broke away from the African continent 165 million years ago. The first settlers of Madagascar were of African and Asian origin, and 18 separate ethnic groups emerged, derived from an African and Malayo-Indonesian mixture. About 80% of the animals found in Madagascar do not exist anywhere else on Earth.

Nellie Huang just visited the island of Madagascar and here’s a snippet from her travelogue,

Over the past few days, we experienced the wilderness of Madagascar – sleeping in the forest, watching lemurs and chameleons in their natural habitat and flowing down rivers on dugout canoes. In the Kirindy forest, we saw the adorable grey mouse lemur upclose and personal and watched sifakas leap from one tree to another. At the Tsingy de Bemahara, we climbed sharp karst rock faces to get a awestriking view of the jungle from above. Back in the town of Belo-sur-Tsiribihina, we wandered through the colorful and bustling central market, taking in Malagasy culture. By the time we got to Morondava, we were thrilled to be feasting on cheap and delicious seafood at Chez Maggie.

Read more: Madagascar Unmasked: Wildlife, Nature and Beautiful People

Thanks Nellie Huang from Wild Junket

More Madagascar articles:

Dinosaurs in Madagascar


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