Newcastle Downunder

By jensphotos

The Potato Peeler

We drove from Morondova to Bekopaka on a long dirt track that purported to be a road. It was mainly single track which was not too much of a trouble as there is not a huge amount of traffic apart from some trucks and vehicles which look like small cattle trucks but which are actually buses piled high with luggage and goods and people jammed in the back and other 4 wheel drive vehicles carting tourists like us.

We stopped at this town after crossing of the Tsiribihina River (I think). To get there our 4 vehicles were loaded onto a pontoon ferry type arrangement and the trip took about 45 minutes. Lunch was at the Mad Zebu at Belo Tsiribihina. If you are ever in this place, I highly recommend it. The food was excellent.

After lunch, we wandered through the markets. An odd assortment of rice, vegetables, shoes, hats baskets, kitchenware and clothing. This woman was peeling what looked like to be sweet potatoes or cassava.

From here it was about 4 hours to Bekopaka (Tsingy) and another River Crossing. The road was even worse if it was feasibly possible. I have never been so glad to get out of a car.

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