Sites of the Road
Traveling in Madagascar is never dull. The roads in the city are congested with cars, bikes, rickshaws, people, pushcarts, oxcarts, broken down vehicles, and a whole host of livestock. The only difference between the cities and the countryside is it’s less congested. There is nothing that even comes close to a freeway on this large island. The national “highway”, if you can call it a highway, is a narrow two lane road without dividers. On a recent trip to the capital, these were just a few of the sites on the national highway.
A taxi-be, the official mode of transportation for most Malagasy between large cities. Notice all the chickens and turkeys hitching a ride on top.
A live pig strapped on the back of this bike…
Several ducks catching a ride with this guy… dinner or pets?
A common site when the taxi-be stops in small villages, the locals sell their fruits, veggies and cooked items to weary and hungry travelers.