It is said that the known world has never been so well known or so easily within reach, but merely saying ‘Madagascar’, pronouncing its syllables, always makes it sound so far away and unreachable, like some lost world in a dream — an ethereal land given substance only by the stories we are told of it.
Madagascar is the great exception in my travels: the one place I have gone back to a second time and found it —admittedly— changed, but, ten years on, so was I. It lived-up to my memories. Like most of Africa, it is poor, yet even in its hunger it is hopeful, rather than desperate. Punished by cyclones, failed by its leaders, it remains optimistic. I write about the rainforests and deserts and markets and fêtes, the sapphire trade and conservation, I meet the people: they are honest and genuine and they tell their stories quietly. Plainly.
All those kinds of things are hard to describe, maybe impossible: the contrasts, the contradictions, incongruities, juxtapositions — unless you’ve actually been there. Unless you’ve gone upcountry.
This book brings you there. Combining hundreds of color photographs with an immersive multimedia experience, it provides rich visual context to these travel stories. So go ahead… Discover travel literature as you've never known it before. Discover "The Land Amidst Moving Waters".