"Antsirabe on Easter Monday" Antsirabe by KalamazooJohn

Antsirabe Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 147 photos

Arrived on Easter Monday, a drinking holiday in much of Madagascar. Well, maybe not that bad. People are out everywhere. Settled into the house and as darkness fell, the street turned into a dragstrip. Mostly motorcycles and a few cars, but the wide smooth street was a good track, and as the police have no motor vehicles, who would interfere? It went on well past midnight. Enjoy my pictures and stuff on Antsirabe.

Debbie and John in the park

Nicely kept garden along the boulevard that leads from the train station, in the distance. No trains run here now, as in the late 90's, during an uprising over elections, bridges and tracks were blown up.

Hot Springs

A century ago this was the place for tourists from France, to benefit from the curing waters. French don't come here at all anymore. Many think Madagascar is unhealthy today.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful, insect free climate
  • Cons:No touristy things. Wait, that's a good thing!
  • In a nutshell:An escape from the world
  • Last visit to Antsirabe: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 6, 2005
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  • akikonomu's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2005 at 2:57 AM

    Haha - I like that comment about the French and their spa. Still contemplating journey to Madagascar...

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2004 at 2:48 PM

    Saw "Antsirabe" on cover page and my heart made a leap :-)). I noticed our page is listed under Faritanin' Antsiranana. Still, the Antsirabe you refer to is the main one, located in Faritanin' Antananarivo. Your hotel tip is really helpful. Greetings

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