Tag Archives: Mandritsara

Tacos in Madagascar?

Many of you know that Caite and I were going to cook lunch for the families of Dr. Hary and Dr. Edwige (the two doctors she works with) using a stove with only 2 burners, no oven and no refrigerator. … Continue reading

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Back to Mandritsara, Madagascar

I love the way the soft Malagasy winter sun brushes my cheek. In Chicago, this would be a glorious spring day, but for me it is pure joy. Travel to Madagascar is complicated at best, let alone trying to get … Continue reading

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Life in Mandritsara, Madagascar

We are staying in our daughter’s two room house without running water or a flush toilet and sporadic electricity. It is so much fun! When we get up, we draw water from the pump and heat it for tea. Caite … Continue reading

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Where in The World is Mandritsara, Madagascar?

“Did you sleep well in Mandritsara?” the locals ask us with a smile and a twinkle in the eye. Mandritsara means “sleep well” in Malagasy and this is a well worn joke in the rural mountain town in which our … Continue reading

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