I use PhotoScape on my Windows: free download, very easy to use batch resize, even for 100 eds of pictures.
Ohh. I even did not know that there is an airport. Very challenging expedition you plan.
Good info. Air Mad surprises every day.
So nice country and people
Your Youtube is superb and gives this the so special flavour of this country.
I never used 4 x4 on such roads; only taxi-brousse on tared road. And getting older and in consideration of safety question I get less adventurous. However, I read your post on your trip to Ratsianarana; and it is clear that leaving main lugagges in Antalaha, I shall wish to explore a little this Masoala Park area next November.
MID October MADA
I am just back from Pattaya. But already in appetite for "petite" from MADA, like these pics.
For resizing you are right, it is finally what I found by myself on my last Windows 8 PC but before:
-I had a Windows XP with Mihov resizer which worked well. But bloody Microsoft killed Windows XP to sell their new shit Windows 8 to be reinitiated in windows7 style to understand how to drive this new car! Lot of time wasted and spent for these greedy Microsoft who have no respect for customers who do not want to change all the time what they know and work well for their needs!
-I tried download (badly with many agressive ads I cannot escape Resizing recommaded by this site. And because of so many agressive "Download" mentions, introduced a virus to my laptop!
-I asked an IT man to clean it then to introduce a resizer in my PC and laptop. So he did with a complicated one called: "RIOT" which was painful for resizing just one pic and a nightmare I never succeeded if wanted to resize with the option "Batch". I did not understood their help explanation so technical explanations. Wasted another afternoon.
Conclusion I resized one by one with Windows option which is quite easy. But as I have said to my IT man to download a resizer. So he did (paid by hour!) instead of telling me to use the easy windows system!
Correct. I will fly directly with air-mad.
Just walk outside the hotel and many new friends will come.
the most simple tool to resize photo is paint in windows. No need to download, its part of windows
Tana-Tamatave by air.
RN5 is the worst road in Mada so I will take TAXI-BROUSSE from Tamatave to Mananara its around 1 or two days. In mananara I will stop for 3 nights to see the town.
After that another TAXI-BROUSSE to maroanstera. Its 9 hours. Then 4 days of mongering.
Maroanstera-Sambava by air.
As I have said we already have a gopro camera for action and a DSLR for girls Action.
I already crossed last time from Antalaha deep into Masoloa by 4 x4 with friends I have met at hotel vitasoa. Hotel vitasoa is good to meet other mongers and to get info.
Dont worry for the hotel pool info i will post when on the ground
Forget about Momo hotel, very dark and isolated.
Hotel vitasoa is not for you since no aircon or pool. However its good for the first day. All mongers go to vitasoa so after a few hours you will know the name of the other hotel. (I forgot). I will PM you the skype / phone of my friend that lives at hotel vitasoa. His French! You can try also http://www.hotelantalaha.com/index.html.
Between Maroantstra and Antalaha there is no access by automobile so anyone wanting to go north must go on foot using the trails. This trek takes 4 to 5 days from Maroantsetra, andyou walk between 6 and 7 hours per day. The walk is not too strenuous, but in some areas you ascend gradual mountains. You will need to hire a guide and some porters for food and tents to carry.
As I mentioned, it is my next destination from mid October.
Interesting info: You discourage Hotel Momo, which is the most lauded by guides. I forgot it for good reasons you give: I like to leave the hotel by night without fear.
I) I know you like Hotel Vitasoa: have they rooms with AC? Have they WIFI?
II) What is the name of the hotel nearby with a pool?
III) What do you think of Hotel Palissandre? Bad location as Momo??
A lot of sport!
I met once an expat knowing very well "la brousse" (in local development business. But at dinner in ANJARA he was like us with a local meal) who told me in 2013 the cost for chartrering a "taxi brousse -private / equipped. " with needed pieces required in case of mechanical problems. And subject to feasability according to the situation of the "piste". (It is right it is no more the rainy season. But on the east coast there is "the rainy season" and "the season when it rains".).
Tamatave. Mananara: 900 000 ar.
Mananara- Maroantsetra : 1 200 000 ar.
As far as the maps show: there is no road between Maroantsetra and Antalaha. Only food paths? (And probably non scheduled flights).
But sure you will find the freshess meat in "la brousse" !
I would be happy to meet you at the end of your trip!
Do not hesitate to use Private Message for giving phone number when in MADA.
Thank you for your congratulations.
It is sure it is a big work to write all that in English and resize pics.
But I obtain so useful infos from this site that it is a duty to contribute.
I always do a follow up of my spending during / after my trips.
All included for this Tamatave holiday (hotel, restaurants, girls, living.) : total cost: 80 E perday.
What is always costly for MADA: it is flights! International and more domestic (Tamatave -as Nosy Be- can avoid domestic Aairmad flights if you arrive through Reunion with Air Austral).
Pimped girls in typical monger countries moan for money, not interested in a climax but how fast you cum that she can move on. But easy to get even for the introvert men.
Mada is the country for gentlemen lovers with style: he differs in that he will respect the women he makes love to. He gets his pussy by courting her as though he truly cared about the girl, making the girl want to sleep with him. And she has the power to select. Also the gentleman lover does not have as many women pissed off at him at the end of the day. Instead it is difficult for him to part and even after a 2 years break she is happy to be with you again.
Great report TDJ!
All these pictures and stories right when I was asking myself why I wasn't going back to Madagascar this year!
Thanks a lot! Like I wasn't second guessing myself enough as it was!
Tamatave Day 1 and 2
It is the reporting of my mongering season in Tamatave from mid December 2013 to mid January 2014.
I arrived in Tamatave at 19.00 by flight from TANA.
Settled in my excellent base: Hotel Anjara.
They know me well, with no problem for them, and my long stay, so as the Manageress suggested me last time, I proposed by email they reduced rate at.
65 000 Ar instead of standard price 70 000 Ar (24 E) for an excellent aircond double room; which was immediately agreed.
After my belongings in cupboard, I wanted food, and was to lazy to go in town; so I took my dinner in the hoteĺ's restaurant (but not same owner) to confirm that it is too pricy for mediocre quality of malagasy-Chinese cooking.
Afterwards, considering my trip from mid-afternnon, I wanted to have one hour rest, before the temptations for the night I could not refrain.
The standard pro place is Queen ' disco wher I usually go first night to smell the atmosphere. It was 23.45 and it was empty, except some few girls outside who immediately tried to hire me. The waiter told me that as it was the day before second round of elections, it had been decided to sell no alcohol and close at midnight all bars. Wise decision.
Accordingly, I drunk a bottle of sparkling water (Cristal PM) and went to tour around.
Of course lot of pussies available offering to go with me: this place between Queens and the beach is the pussies market!
I walked around and after 5 mn I found a thin beauty, with small tits as I like, walking with a girl friend. I told her: " you come with me two hours: 30 000 Ar (10 E)". She immediately agreed and proposed to me to go with her friend too. I said " not tonight" (her proposal. I used delightfully later. Cf Day 6.).
In Anjara, we went to shower, and agreed immediately for photos (cf pics). Nancy:
She is 24, with a 4 years old kid with few consequence on her tits.
And I started an excellent very long DATY session she enjoyed delightfully. In fact this girl is really a DATY lover, her moaning and wetness were not theater. But she loves that a lot. It was my first plate of Foie Gras. As lickering such a demanding pussy is really as eating a slice of hot Foie Gras (those who never ate an "escalope de foie gras chaud". Let try eat and compare afterwards with eating a sweet pussy).
Of course, then came the main course (cf pics) but for quotation, I would say that this girl is more DATY oriented than intercourse oriented.
As it was so good for both she suggested to stay the whole night for 50 000 Ar (17 E). I agreed. And the first night is always a night of gift. We ended sessions by 02.30. But next morning she woke up at 06.00 and it was really too early for new action to me. She understood perfectly and made a serie of nice massages on my back and my belly to compensate, without any request from me.
Conclusion: nice girl to try again!
It was Friday but election day. Accordingly all shops and offices closed. I changed some money at my usual Money Changer, but the rate was below the airport rate. I told it to the lady. But so it was, and I understood they did not want to take risks in consideration of long and post elections week end.
Afternoon, I went swimming to the swimming pool I like, near the beach at 15 mn in Pousse-pousse: Hotel Miramar: 50 m swimming pool (5000 Ar entry fee: 1,70 E. Good food also possible).
Dinner at L'Affiche, I consider one of the best quality / price restaurant in town -with La Veranda.
But strong rain started: I had not taken my raincoat and had no umbrella. In consideration of this adverse situation, I decided not to go hunting. As not equipped!
Tamatave day 3
Some shopping on this Saturday morning before shops close at 12.00.
I get a new SIM card: essential tool for action!
And I had decided to try to know what happened to nice and so sex loving Elinah who had been my beloved in March 2012. (Cf past report) and that I did not try to contact last February as I fell in deep sexlove, first hunting night shopped in NeptuneE night club, with Mina who was so addicted to my little boy (cf. Report).
As I knew her language so limited, I gave my name but more the story of our past love: Pandora, Flamboyants, Foulpointe, Anjara. So it was immediately very clear slice of her past life!
She was still in Tamatave and available! (In fact there has been communication of thoughts as last February I would have found her. In another mood: cf infra.).
She suggested -in an always so limited vocabulary. In fact she speaks only malagasy. Meeting at 15.00 at La Terrasse bar restaurant.
Surprise: she arrived at La Terrasse, with the same smile, eyes, shape than in 2012 -she was just 18 in that time and is now 19,5. But her look did not change at all. But she had a gift in her arms: a really superb (like her) little 9 months boy! (honestly, I have absolutely no interest in babies. But her baby is really nice looking, nice smile, with her eyes.).
Clearly she preferred now broken quite ununderstandable French, to English (in 2012 she had just ended a 7 months relationship with a mining engineer of South Africa) we laughed when I reminded her that he rang her by phone from South Africa when she was in bed with me in Foulpointe and in her so limited vocabulary just answered "sleeping"; when I reminded her the MANDA BEACH guard in Foulpointe telling us: "mora mora" as we were in action too loudly! What a lot of wonderful souvenirs, I had brought photos of our past good time for her.
I understood, that after our idyll she went to Tana 9 months. There she had sex with a restaurant waiter from whom she conceived this little boy. I perfectly understood in 2012 that it was a very caring girl, not intellectual at all. Accordingly her dream was to have her child to care him as a doll and become housekeeping girl. As usual, as malagasy boys do: they enjoy, then leave the girl. The boy was born on 29 March 2013. And she was clearly happy to be a mother. So it is clear she would not have been in condition when I was there last Feb. March 2013!
As it was Saturday, I proposed her to come to my hotel by 20.00 to have a rediscovery session, then go to Pandora. She agreed.
Of course her tits full of milk beloved by her little baby (as demonstrated in La Terrasse) have been affected by motherhood but she was still a lover of sex in all possible position, I cannot even describe: the bed is for her a stadium, she squeezes my dick in all possible movements, with her head at my feet, her legs sandwiched perpendicular etc.
After two hours of action and relaxation, we left to Pandora.
She was still the nicest dancer! One malagasy karane partly drunk was putting his thumb in my direction, meaning: superb! From time to time she was phoning home to check her baby OK. By 01.30 I suggested we leave back to Anjara (I had in mind a second session); she told me she would like to pass through her home first. I thought it was to check her baby, I agreed. She negociated the taxi, and we went in dark night in unknown places: very narrow lanes with high fences protecting houses on both sides in enormous paddles in which the taxi tried not to be blocked. I was worried and even a little afraid if there had been some mechanical or other problem with the taxi completely embué de surcroit.
We arrived at her home. And after a few minutes, she came back with the baby. She had imagine, he might go sleeping with us in hotel! I said " no cannot sleep with baby!" She understood, and I went back alone with the taxi in these so dark, muddy and wet lanes. The taxi was good and honest, so brought home without problem except my frightness of mechanical incident from paddles in the middle of the night in these deserted areas.