20 octobre 2014

The Gesture Festival

          I'm a member of a community called Couchsurfing. The idea is to put up travellers and backpackers on your couch for a night or two, show them around a bit and make their stay more interesting than if they were in a hotel room on their own. It also works the other way round: you can "request a couch" wherever your next destination is. You tell the person when you will be arriving, they have a look at your "couchsurfing profile" and decide whether they want to put you up or not. There are usually... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2014

The rain in Mamoudzou falls down, soaks the road and makes big potholes.

            We're slowly getting towards the end of the rainy season. It's been raining pretty much every day, but not all day though, just an hour or two at a time. The rain has - as usual - dug gaping holes in the roads, it's a right mess. Some of the roads I take every day have now reached the state where you can't actually drive on them any more. You swerve all over the place, as you physically cannot drive in a straight line on these roads, and you play bumper cars too, because when one... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2013

Milatsika

             P arrived last week, which is the main reason why there was no blog post last Monday. I got the Blue Mango to wake up early and three of us came to fetch him at the airport, flower necklace in hand and instruments out. We certainly amused the people who were waiting for the passengers to come out. I think we were quite the attraction, as Dzaoudzi airport is a pretty boring place. Anyway, last Friday, we went to see a music festival on the other side of the island. Its name was... [Lire la suite]