Life in a Malagasy village in Nosy Be

Life could be very challenging sometimes 

Nosy Be

It has never been enough for us to relax on the beach during the whole period of our holiday and exactly this is what gave us a possibility to wonder what can be beyond that space frequented by the mass of tourists. Nosy Be, one of the most wanted holiday destination for elite people who arrive and stay in a beachfront resorts until the departure date, certainly has another hidden side which was totally ignored.

Yes, it was not only beaches with breathtaking views or resorts owned by westerns but behind that, it had also a very challenging day life with over 90% of population living with less than one euro per day. Rates of chronic malnutrition were so high and the population was growing faster and faster for lack of a proper birth control system. They were facing so many problems that in my opinion couldn't be ignored. They had no doctors, the ones with any illness just had to wait in the hope that the disease can pass soon. We haven't seen elderly people in Nosy Be, probably their average age was quite low.  Most of them didn't go to school and very often they didn't know how far the next city was or where it was geographically located. 


They didn't have electricity, so they could not refrigerate their food and accordingly the daily need is a concern of every day. They walked  miles and miles to reach the nearest market which could be 40 kilometers away. They didn't toilets in their communities. 



I don't even want to mention about the secondary needs such as cars or dresses. It was really interesting to see how day by day, these people with their wonderful smile faced the life. Nosy Be was not just a wonderful beach where relaxing and having fun but somehow the people and their situation helped to make us understand that they are the most touching part of our vacation. 

Nosy Be

Nosy Be

Nosy Be

Nosy Be

Nosy Be

Nosy Be

Nosy Be





Life in a Malagasy village in Nosy Be Life in a Malagasy village in Nosy Be Reviewed by Me With My SUitcase Videos on May 08, 2018 Rating: 5

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