A large percentage of Madagascar’s flora and fauna exist nowhere else on earth. Accessed only by boat, the Lakobe Nature Reserve is a natural habitat for the endangered black lemur. After my guided walk through the forest, I spent some time relaxing on the beach while being entertained by a group of ethnic Sakalava women and children, performing a traditional folk dance.
When I stepped off the boat in Zanzibar, I instantly felt transported to a place where time stands still. I was struck by the mix of African and Arab cultures. I doubt that little has changed in the traditions of locals over the years.
Chioggia is a town located on a small island at the southern entrance to the Venice Lagoon. Chioggia is truly a Gem in Northern Italy.
The beauty of Devil’s Island is offset by its dark history. During the 19th and 20th Century the prison housed thousands of prisoners, mainly French political exiles.