Photographs by Bob Brink
Antananarivo to Miandrivazo
On day 3 we drove from the capital to Miandrivazo, where we would be catching our boat for our Descente de la Tsiribihina. We stopped in the town of Ambatolampy which is known for its aluminum recycling industry. They take a variety of objects that contain aluminum, melt them down and turn them into pots and other objects which are then sold throughout Madagascar. We learned that towns have their own special industries. In addition to Ambatolampy with its aluminium, we passed through towns known for stones, miniature vehicles, statues of the Virgin Mary, vegetables, and musical instruments.