I have worked in Africa before and am insanely and irrevocably in love with this continent! Madagascar is a country that I knew very little about before arriving. I saw the job description and researched the current initiatives that I would be working on and fell in love with the idea of being here.
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Here in Madagascar a large proportion of local people who live by the coast rely on the marine environment to survive. The ocean provides a vital source of food and the means by which people can make a living.
The moment I stepped off the plane in Nosy Be, all of my nerves turned into excitement. I got picked up from the airport straight away by a member of Frontier and taken to Hell-Ville. One of the first things I noticed was of course the heat (which I think will take a while for me to get used to), but I was stunned by how green it all is.
After another busy week of teaching, laughing and late night chocolate (we have discovered that Champion sells chocolate bars for 2000 AR!), teaching volunteer Georgie and I decided to jump aboard a yacht and sail out to Tanikely.
‘Mora Mora’ – two words that perfectly sum up the Malagasy lifestyle here on Nosy Be. Directly translating to ‘slow slow’, is always on the lips of a local, etched into their everyday life in such a subtly pervasive way that it is practically impossible not to adapt.