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2 travel features tagged “History”

Gem fever in Madagascar’s wild, wild west

A sapphire rush in the late 1990s took the small village of Ilakaka from boom to bust – leaving it an unadvisable place to linger long.
02 August 2013


A relic of days past in Madagascar

In the town of Diego Suarez, Lonely Planet writer John Vlahides hunts for an abandoned lighthouse rumoured to have been built by the French Foreign Legion.
31 July 2013


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