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looking for a family memmber in ambalavao

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looking for a family memmber in ambalavao

the main reason for my travel to madagascar is to reconnect with my family member from my fathers side in ambalavao, antsirabe, and tananarive. ambalavao is where im originally from and grew up. went to catholic school there.I havent been back since 74. my families last names are Ratsimba and randrianarison, i have lost in touch with them since i have been here in the United States. Any advice would be much helpful for my travel to Ambalavao.

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1. Re: looking for a family memmber in ambalavao

Ambalavao is a small town so I think it won't be difficult to find your family.

As how to get there. You can rent a car or go with public transportation if you are on a limited budget. Ambalavao is the next big town after Antsirabe going South from Antananarivo on the national rosd nr 7.

if you don't speak any Frenmch or malagasy it's helpful to rent a car as the driver can help you locate your family and be your translator.

Good luck finding them and enjoy,


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2. Re: looking for a family memmber in ambalavao

Hi Wendy, thank you for replying to my message. yes Ambalavao is a small town. i can still remember a whole lots of things from there, the place and the streets i use to play,lol i also use to speak malagasy and french as well but since i have been here in the states i have forgoten most of it. i am going to madagascar either way this summer. just really trying to meet someone in the meantime.

Yves Vincent Randrianarison.

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