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Site of dreams…

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

A journal illustration for Modern Salt about my Madagascar beekeeping adventures.

There are many beautiful and nostalgic quotes about Madagascar that I could share, but Dervla Murphy’s ‘no nonsense’ summary of Fort Dauphin, my home on the island, amuses me most:

“Fort Dauphin’s Malagasy name – Taolankarana – means ‘site of dreams’. But for me, much as I liked the little non-town, ‘site of nightmares’ would be nearer the mark. These came under four headings: medical, legal, financial and climatic.”

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