Street scene in Tamatave ( Toamasina ) on the east coast of Madagascar.

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Tamatave (Toamasina)

Madagascar's most important seaport, Tamatave is a hot, dusty and chaotic town full of decaying colonial buildings, roadside markets and throngs of pousse-pousse carts. The emphasis is on commerce, not tourism, apart from being an important transit point.


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