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I'm both marketing consultant and language tutor in Madagascar. I used to live for a while in France (Paris and Strasbourg). I like traveling, tasting food, cinema and music
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We stayed at Voli's home for three days. We are an older couple from California without usable French and no Malagasy. Voli from the beginning was sensitive to our language barriers and to being new and a tourist in Antananarivo. She spent the first day with us introducing us to various parts of the city and part of the second day. When it looked as if the tour company was not reliable (it turned out that it was reliable) Voli stayed with us to be sure that we would not be stranded. She introduced us to Malagasy cuisine and was a wonderful hostess. We highly recommend Voli and the airbnb experience in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Merci pour ton accueil qui était parfait, j'espère que tu viendras nous voir si tu viens en France.
Je t'embrasse et te souhaite bonne continuation.
My daughter (10) and I stayed here for one night and had a fantastic experience. The room was just big enough for the two of us (we shared a queen bed). We got to glimpse the lifestyle for someone living in Madagascar and had great conversations about what things were like there.
Above and Beyond
-Voli served as our guide for the day, taking us to a travel agent, the bank, and to get cell phone service setup. This was a significant amount of time that she allocated... Wow!!!
-Voli's English is okay (the best of any Malagasy we talked with while there) and we had virtually no issues with communicating.
-Voli picked us up from the airport (very reasonable additional cost).
-Voli hung out with us for dinner and shared about Madagascar and taught us some Malagasy basics.
-Breakfast in the home was excellent and included some Madagascan delicacies.
-Water in the bathtub was only luke warm and resulted more in a bucket "shower" than a bath or true shower. For me, this was good as it reflected reality for so many in Tana (at least there was running water).
Overall: We would do this again for sure.