Sunday, October 25, 2015

Uke the Rova
(Ukulele at the Royal Palace)

After a year of living in Antananarivo, I decided to finally go visit the Rova of Antananarivo, also known as the Royal Palace of Antananarivo. The site is a locus of Madagascar's spiritual, cultural, pre-colonial, post-colonial, and modern political history.

Of course I brought my ukulele.

The tour guides and souvenir hawkers were curious to hear it and play it. So I let them.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Indian Ocean Road Trip to the Anti‑Anti‑Flagstaff

I'm on a road trip across the western United States, and the fact that I live in Madagascar keeps coming up in conversations with complete strangers. People just ask me where I live — after I shamelessly bait them.

Indian Ocean Antipodes
Indian Ocean antipodes of my current road trip

Wednesday, August 5, 2015