Don’t shoot… I am ENGLISH dam it!

Posted: March 19, 2013 in 2013 January to May - Madagascar

So reading the Home Office website about the current status of travel in Madagascar, they state:

Still current at: 19 March 2013
Updated: 21 February 2013

Avoid all but essential travel – Avoid all travel to part(s) of country

This advice has been reviewed and reissued with an amendment to the Travel Summary (cyclone season). The overall level of the advice has not changed. The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Andohahela National Park and against all travel on road RN13 between Ambovombe and Ihosy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Andohahela National Park and against all travel on road RN13 between Ambovombe and Ihosy. Take great care and follow local advice if you are travelling in the south east of the country.

There has been continued political instability in Madagascar since January 2009. The situation in the centre of Antananarivo is potentially volatile.

There is widespread crime in Madagascar. Take particular care on beaches where there have been attacks and robberies.

WELL from my experience last night I can add to the warning list:

Beware of sporadic shoot outs between gangs of criminals and the police in and around the orphanage… bullets are harmful to your health… keep you head down

Yes there was a public shoot out between ‘bad boys’ and the police after they were trying to steal something or other.

No animals or I was not hurt in the reporting of this event.

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