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ILAKAKA
At the Beginning of the Sapphire Rush

 

  Building of the John and Alain Darbellay's cottage in Ilakaka in 1999, sapphire rush in Madagascar      
       
       
Building of our cottage in Ilakaka in 1999,  at the beginning of the sapphire rush. On the right, our future shower, something rare in this arid spot.
     
       
       
John accompanied by our cook and by one of our body guards.

 

The "Do", the famous boa of Madagascar

 

 

 

 

The John and Alain Darbellay's cottage in Ilakaka in 1999, sapphire rush in Madagascar      
     
 
     
On the roof, a necessary comfort, the solar electricity. The bungalows surrounding our chalet are reserved for our body guards.

 

     
 
     
 
     
This seemingly paradisiacal place among the Medemia palms, is actually a very dangerous spot for those who cannot be accompanied by right people.
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