These trees are just so cool… The locals will carve into them to be able to drink the water that they store… and then eventually those carved openings become large enough that you can also use them for shelter… But there is just something to…

I’m sitting in Paris this evening waiting for the rain to finish up so I can head out for some dinner, and while Paris is cool and all, what I’m really missing is this… The conditions were never favorable for any over/under shots, but I…

It has been such a treat to be presented with this view almost every evening, and sad that it is soon coming to an end. I had debated trying to stay for a second expedition, but in the end decided not to (though I still…

I just don’t know how to describe this landscape – it was just something to stand at the top of one of those rocks and look down on that landscape and take it all in. The photo is a feeble attempt to convey the magnitude…

I know this photo isn’t all that great (it was taken with my cell phone), but for at least the first week here in Andava, this was my morning view as I made a point to wake up and get out for the sunrise. Recently…

There is just something about these wide open landscapes… the sky seems larger, the patterns from the rice fields, the easily visible transition from valleys to mountains, everything. I often found myself wondering whether there are such landscapes somewhere in the States, as well as…

The second day of driving on our overland tour took us thought completely different ecosystems – actually, that is something pretty awesome so far. The first few days in Ivato and Antananarivo, there were plenty of coniferous trees (which surprised me) mixes with tropical plants.…

Today’s post is from the first day of driving, so only a bit south of the capital of “Tana” – the buildings here are constructed mostly brick covered with some sort of stucco and in my opinion look fantastic. Combined with the sweeping vistas and…

Just a quick post to share a couple photos from exploring the city of Antananarivo. I have a couple other photos on the real camera and I’ll try and upload them later this evening… We leave tomorrow for the overland tour and I highly doubt…