"My reasons to return to Malaza" Malaza by Norali

Malaza Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 82 photos

Talking about Malaza Avaradrano (as opposed to Malaza Atsimondrano). [Update March 16 2006: Just found out lately that Malaza Avaradrano (North of Tana, near Ambohimanga) is not in the VT database. Malaza destinations that are in the dbase, as in the Antananarivo province, are other Malaza than mine. I'll find a way to move the page away. So far, we have to make do with this Malaza avaradrano page in another Malaza destination's page... aargh! the trouble with small tiny locations !]

Malaza Avaradrano is a village in the Tana countryside, where my Dad comes from. We, as many relatives in our large family, have chosen to live there after some years in the city center. As a kid and a teenager, I have spent much of my life in Malaza than in any rented house in the city center: from the age of 7 till late in my teenhood.

Malaza is some 20km North of Tana center, on your way to the royal city of Ambohimanga. How many are we living there ? 600 ? 1000 ? Not more, I'd think. Yeah! it's a real village with people knowing each other. Gossips swell there as quick as flashlight. But, what I value most is fresh air and security. Well, most of rural villages use to be safer than city centers... But after some decades there, we could tell we still keep the same habits as in the past. Whilst in the urban areas, with more security measures, you are always under risk.

I rather refer to "we" because although I've lived in Belgium for more than a decade, I still return home regularly, my whole family is there, everything is there... and I do'nt feel like a guest neither a tourist when I happen to stay there, even if it's not for a long duration.

To see Alec...

And of course, to see Alec's mother, father, close aunt (my second sis), aunts & uncles in extended family (my cousins), Alec's grand-parents (my parents, bros and sis of my parents are also considered as Alec's grand-parents in a society where family ties are so tight), Alec's grand-grand-mother (my grand-ma)... also, friends...

To reunite and party with famiglia ...

Nothing would beat a Malagasy family party esp. when the latter happens to be a big one. Miahiiii Maiahooo Maiaha Maiahaha !

To see more of our Family reunion and party on March 6, click here

Just spent my winterbreak home, in Feb-March 2005. It was relaxing, serene, cool (though hot), delightful, joyful. I was there on holidays when my sister was on maternity leave, her hubby on holidays between his missions and my parents, well, they are both retired so it was A FULL HOUSE. All I love.

Anther reason to hit Malaza again, is this feelingof calm, tranquillity amidst the rural landscape & nature...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fresh air, quietness, good food, bad road conditions deter stalkers from following you...
  • Cons:Encountering horny-crazy male zebus at 5 pm, zebu-oxcarts & their metallic and wooden wheels are accountable for most of our traffic jams
  • In a nutshell:The place I love most on earth with its ricefields, its ducks, its gossips, its oxcarts, my big big extended family
  • Last visit to Malaza: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 2, 2006
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  • JACOBENDLESS's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2009 at 6:18 AM

    Hello ; JEHOVAH way is from since Indefinite time and Forever. No one never see GOD true identity in his place because he is unlike TESLA scientist : the Father of sciences. TIME is our enemy, the top LIGHT. where light area is??? I hate it

  • Jan 29, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Nice hometwon page!

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Nice village to visit.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2007 at 4:03 AM

    that's a lovely pic of the house that doesn't exist any more

  • Goldenboy's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2007 at 7:50 PM

    That groovy norali ... how are you dear sister, Malaza must be treat you sooo so well!!! Looks great.

  • kelnsha's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 1:42 AM

    Great tips & photos. I'll be back for more...

  • Sep 14, 2007 at 12:10 AM

    An all around delightful & informative virtual trip through your hometown.

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2007 at 6:27 AM

    His Royal Ugliness is oh so cute can we make him mad turn him black and red and call him the Royal pissed off red admiral?? Voanjobory peas are so tasty ?? beautiful DJ Photos.

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2007 at 2:10 AM

    Very nice tips here... looks like a lovely place where you live! My ratings are definitely with you. Thanks for sharing and greetings from Dubai :-) Jess

  • Vermontah's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2007 at 7:17 AM

    Mamma MIA! You make me want to go live there!

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