Monthly Archives: July 2010

Language lessons in the jungle ;)

Madagascar is a French colony, so I thought I’d be fine with my Canadian (French immersion) French….not so much.  Outside the big cities, most people don’t speak French.  They speak Malagasy, the other official language of Madagascar.  It is a … Continue reading

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What a difference the sun makes :)

It is June 16th, 2010.  What a difference a day makes!  Yesterday it poured just about all night and day.  Today we got up around 6am…..no rain yet!!!  It’s just past 1pm. Sunny warm skies today so far 🙂  Set … Continue reading

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June 15th….big breakfast

Feeling a bit better today.  Thinking it’s maybe the altitude? Our camp is over 1000m above sea level.  Maybe just the intense cold and humidity.  I slept well, and a lot, last night.  Stayed warm in bed until around 6am … Continue reading

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Tiny, tiny orchids!

Saw a Mantella frog today on our hike.  They are only found here….in the Eastern rainforests of Madagascar.  They come in all sorts of colours and are very very cute.  Also saw a beautiful and tiny tiny purple and white … Continue reading

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Golden currency….June 13

So.  I’ve given everyone a sleep-in tomorrow.  I’m assuming it’s going to be pouring rain again….and everyone was slow getting going this morning.  In a field study, team morale is the golden currency 😉

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Wrong time of year?

I think I got the time of year wrong.  This does not seen like the birth season.  For lemurs.  (Most humans I know are either pregnant or with wee one at the moment).  I think I’m out of my funk. … Continue reading

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Pouring rain = orana be

It has been pouring all night and all day so far.  No lemurs.  John of God has a good sense of humour.  It is only annoying when he says “oh la la” when I slip down a muddy cliff or … Continue reading

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