Faritanin' Antananarivo Tourist Traps
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Taxi-brousses are not a miracle- solution
One knows it, a trip to Madagascar is expensive. As a solution, travellers are now tempted to pay for the expensive air ticket to the mythical, dream island and use dead-cheap transportation means. It is sthg I understand but bear in mind that taxi-brousses are not panacea, esp. if you travel there for 2 weeks and that you intend to go through many spots of the island. Roadtrips this way are dead cheap but not comfy all the time. Look at my picture, taxi-brousses are not all like this mini-van. On some portions of RN7 (Tana- Big Southern area), taxi-brousses are huge trucks, loaded with people... Yeah! trucks, not coaches.Here and there, tourists who planned to travel by taxi-brousses *only*, eventually, ended up turning down half of their plan. They then travelled the first half by taxi-brousses but changed plan and hired 4WD with driver for the rest of the roadtrips. It is common that...
In Antananarivo, Antsirabe cities, streetvendors..
In cities such as Antananarivo and Antsirabe, streetvendors may be a concern. I find them a bit intrusive sometimes.Fruits are only food items you will buy from them. Pay attention to weighing though :-) I remembered of a practice on tangerine. Some streetvendors injected water with a syringe needle so as to fill interstices between tangerine slices. That way, one tangerine weighed more than it should be. Bargained price was not a problem for them. I don't know whether this is still topical. This used to happen in the past. I still laugh thinking of it *lol*Beware of fake gem stones sold in the streets, esp. in Antsirabe.
Bargain the prices of stonesAsk to peel a tangerine. Choose the fruit by yourself ad peel to see.
For stones, ask to go to established shops OR learn how to recognize true from fake stones.For fruits, pay attention to scale system. Buying fruit is NOT something I...
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