-Chuck Rapp

I’m convinced that Madagascar has the worst roads in the world! In order to beat the traffic and also travel during the coolest part of the day, we left Ambilobe at 2:30 AM Wednesday.

The distance to Diego Suarez is a bit less than 100 miles, and the trip took 5 hours due to mega bumpy roads. About 2 hours into the drive we had a flat tire, so I was (earnestly!) praying for no more troubles the rest of the trip. Prayers answered!  

Diego is much more a tourist town with a lot of French spoken here.  It also has ice cream and pizza. And a hotel room with AC and hot water.  Cost?  $13/night.  

Here’s a view from our hotel room.