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Our Offbeat Travel List: 11 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2019” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Unesco, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Miami, South America


The Ultimate Bucket List: The 8 Best Travel Tours in the World

Do you want to take a trip to a foreign country? If you never have, you should! Traveling abroad helps enhance your views and knowledge of the world. You’ll see amazing sights, meet amazing people, and overall have an unforgettable experience. But here’s the issue when traveling abroad – you’re a long way from home. Things are done differently in foreign countries. From social customs to attire to paying for goods and services, you’ll experience some bumps along the traveling road. That’s why a ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, China, Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Antarctica, Burma, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Vietnam, Madagascar, Machu Picchu, Hanoi


Madagascar's ex-leader Ravalomanana accepts defeat

Madagascar's Constitutional Court has confirmed Andry Rajoelina as the new leader of the country
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Ten things to do in Mauritius

On a world map, Mauritius is a tiny speck in the vast Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar (map). Famous for its stunning beaches and luxurious resorts, Mauritius is a popular honeymoon destination. However, there are many more things to do in Mauritius besides lazing on a beach. With its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Madagascar court confirms Rajoelina’s win as president

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar’s high constitutional court says former president Andry Rajoelina has won the presidential election, with the court rejecting all complaints filed over the results. The court on Tuesday said Rajoelina won with more than 55 percent of the vote in the Indian Ocean island nation’s runoff election last month, while another […]
Tags: News, World, Madagascar, Indian Ocean, Nation & World, Antananarivo Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, Rajoelina


Madagascar official election result due after protests

Rajoelina and Ravalomanana have been locked in a fiercely personal duel for power, coming first and second in the preliminary election in Novembe
Tags: Madagascar, Rajoelina, Ravalomanana


Madagascar: Complete Collection 1-3 $11.79 (Reg $25)

Madagascar: Complete Collection 1-3 $11.79 (Reg $25) Amazon has Madagascar: Complete Collection 1-3 $11.79 (Reg $24.98) with free shipping.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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The Red Tsingy of Madagascar: A Blood Red Cathedral of Nature

It snaked towards us slowly. A scarlet, silted, rust-red, blood-red, iron-tinged flow. The water seeped around the edges of my boots, my footprints swallowed up within seconds. It visibly stained my soles. Up ahead, I saw two men walking, the two men who were travelling with me. But no other soul was there. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Madagascar, Best Places to Visit in Africa


These are the world’s longest straight lines

What links a small town in Portugal and a huge port city in China?The answer may surprise even inhabitants of both places: the world's longest straight line over landThat line and its maritime equivalent were determined not by exploration but by calculationWhat connects the Chinese port of Quanzhou with Sagres, a tiny parish in southern Portugal? No, it's not the New Silk Route, the Sino-European rail link inaugurated in 2017 (1). The answer is so arcane that it will surprise most inhabitants ...
Tags: Europe, Maps, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, US, Ukraine, Data, Earth, Austria, United States, Pakistan, Liberia, Innovation, Portugal


World's Rarest Bird, Madagascar Pochard, Gets New Home

The rarest bird in the world -- a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard -- has been given a new home in time for the new year. From a report: An international team of researchers released 21 of the birds at a lake in the north of Madagascar. It is a step towards the recovery of a species that just over a decade ago was thought to be extinct. Rescuing the species could also be a first step in protecting Madagascar's threatened wetlands. When it wasn't seen for 15 years, the Madagascar poc...
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Opposition protests over Madagascar vote result

The protest comes as the country's top court reviews a petition filed by Ravalomanana challenging Rajoelina's win because of fraud allegations
Tags: Madagascar, Rajoelina, Ravalomanana


Madagascar pochard: World's rarest bird gets new home

A species of duck thought to have been wiped out a decade ago is re-released at a lake in Madagascar.
Tags: Science, Madagascar


From Scotland to Madagascar with love: safe havens for world's rarest duck

Conservationists used floating cages from Scottish salmon farms to rear and release Madagascar pochardsTwo floating cages from Scottish salmon farms have been transformed into a safe haven for the world’s rarest duck, which was driven to the brink of extinction by fish farming.Twenty-one Madagascar pochards, an unobtrusive brown duck that for 15 years was believed to be extinct, have been released on to a lake in northern Madagascar. Continue reading...
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World's rarest bird gets new home in Madagascar

Conservationists hope to save a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard from extinction.
Tags: Science, Madagascar


Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote

Rajoelina has returned to power after he won 55.66% against 44.34% for Marc Ravalomanana in the run-off vote held last week
Tags: Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, Rajoelina


Ex-president Rajoelina wins Madagascar vote

Former Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina has beaten his rival and predecessor Marc Ravalomanana in an election beset by allegations of fraud, the electoral commission said Thursday. Rajoelina has returned to power after he won 55.66 percent against 44.34 percent for Ravalomanana in the run-off vote held last week, it said. The defeated candidate filed papers with the Constitutional Court just hours after the electoral commission announced the election's complete results.
Tags: News, Madagascar, Constitutional Court, Marc Ravalomanana, Andry Rajoelina, Rajoelina, Ravalomanana


Madagascar ex-leader Andry Rajoelina wins presidential run-off vote

Ex-leader Andry Rajoelina has beaten another former president, Marc Ravalomanana, officials say.
Tags: News, Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, Andry Rajoelina


Madagascar’s provisional results say Rajoelina wins runoff

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar’s electoral commission has announced provisional results in the runoff presidential election, saying Andry Rajoelina received more than 55 percent of the vote while Marc Ravalomanana received more than 44 percent. The Indian Ocean island nation’s constitutional court has nine days to declare the final election results. Just over 48 percent […]
Tags: News, Nation, Madagascar, Indian Ocean, Antananarivo Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, Andry Rajoelina, Rajoelina


Madagascar’s provisional results show Rajoelina wins runoff

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar’s electoral commission on Thursday announced provisional results in the runoff presidential election, saying Andry Rajoelina received more than 55 percent of the vote while Marc Ravalomanana received more than 44 percent. The Indian Ocean island nation’s constitutional court has nine days to declare the final election results. All votes have […]
Tags: News, Nation, Madagascar, Indian Ocean, Antananarivo Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, Andry Rajoelina, Rajoelina


Madagascar football captain: 'we're more than a movie'

Madagascar captain Faneva Ima Andriatsima hopes the national football team can eclipse the association of his country with a 2005 animated film.
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Madagascar votes in showdown between two ex-presidents

The clash between Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina could revive instability in the country if the result is rejected by the losing candidate
Tags: Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, Andry Rajoelina


Madagascar votes in runoff election between 2 former leaders

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Voters have begun casting their ballots across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other. Andry Rajoelina, 44, president from 2009 to 2014, received 39 percent of the vote in the first round in […]
Tags: News, Nation, Madagascar, Indian Ocean, Antananarivo, Andry Rajoelina, Madagascar AP


Madagascar elections: An environmental disaster in waiting

Election of Andry Rajoelina as Madagascar's new president would be yet another blow to the survival of nature
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New Music from Madagascar: Toko Telo

There was a definite frisson at this year’s WOMEX for Toko Telo, a Malagasy trio with two acknowledged stars. — Michal Shapiro
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Will electric vehicles be a leapfrog technology for Africa?

In Madagascar in the 1980s, there was just one Jaguar car in the country. It was imported by a patriotic British ambassador and was something of a burden – the local fuel was too impure for its refined engine, and it ran on half local petrol and half jet fuel. We would see it sometimes […]
Tags: Africa, Future, Development, Transport, Jaguar, Madagascar


Weekend reading: Can we take back control from Brexit?

[A quick update on Brexit thoughts for those who want to reasonably discuss it. For those who don’t, please feel free to skip to the links.] I magine having anticipated something for 30 years, finally getting the freedom to do it, and then making a car crash out of it. But enough about my life as a mid-life singleton. I’m thinking here of the Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative party. You know – those 40-odd guys who can’t muster up enough votes to unseat the UK’s most ineffectual leader sinc...
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Chinese fishing deal makes waves ahead of Madagascar polls

Against the backdrop of an already tense situation due to the presidential poll, a new fisheries deal with Chinese investors has provoked an outcry
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Six women show up Madagascar’s infamous justice system

Poor Madagascans are left to rot in prison awaiting trial very often for crimes that they never committed
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Nat Geo's Incredible 2018 Photo Contest Finalists (Which Can Be Downloaded as Free Wallpapers, BTW)

National Geographic's photo contests always draw incredible submissions from around the world, and this year is no different. Perhaps the best part is that entrants willingly yield the rights to their photos, allowing NG to make each one freely downloadable as wallpapers for your desktop, tablet or phone.You can check out the 2018 Finalists here. We've just gone through the list, and here are our ten favorites. (The captions are written by the photographers themselves, with our enlightening comm...
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