Thursday, 22 January 2015
Don't go to Madagascar
The things we learn during conversation at work sometimes... Yesterday, we were talking about exotic places to visit on holiday and for some reason one of my colleagues mentioned that Madagascar was now considered such a dangerous place that it was strongly advised not to travel there. I checked on the Foreign Office website and it is indeed terrifying: political instability still rampant after a coup d'état in 2009, widespread crime, explosions due to civil unrest, even some foreigners set on fire. I used to think it was a quiet little tropical paradise, I even remember meeting people from there in my first year studying in England. Nice, pleasant people. But no, it looks like heaven, but it is pretty much hell. So here it is, don't go to Madagascar.