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Madagascar: The Vanilla Coast

Along the Highway

“It’s the worst road in the country,” said our rogueish young driver Dimitry, with a disturbing grin. One of Madagascar’s multitude of Afro-Chinese, Dimitry’s clan runs the local taxi brousse company. Taxi brousse or ‘bush taxi’, is basically a super-sized pickup, designed to brave man-eating potholes with a cargo of live poultry, bananas and foolhardy passengers.

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