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Majunga, Madagascar

Majunga

The old city, which is delimitated by boulevard Poincaré, Avenue de France, Quai Orsini and rue du Marechal Joffre, is best sight seen on foot. The photographic motifs are extraordinarily plentiful: trading posts, sculpted wooden doors, all remnants of the Arabic origins of the city, old colonial houses with ochre facades show some relics of a gone glory, narrow streets with small gardens planted with bugambilia plants… At the seaside, wooden boats are up and downloaded  goods,  rice, cotton, cement at dawn. At night, you cannot miss walking on the sea promenade, mixing with locals seating seafront, who entertain themselves with guitar serenades and eating kebabs. From here the view on the ships’ cemetery with its old wrecks is fascinating.

 When walking around just take following precaution: avoid the midday hours! It is well known that siesta time is sacred and with outside temperatures of 40 °C and your health will definitely acknowledge your wisdom, if you retire to an air-conditioned room

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