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Route Nationale 5 – What Pegman Saw

This week Pegman takes us to Madagascar., an island country in the Indian Ocean known for harboring cartoon zoo animals. Okay, just kidding. I’ll leave it to you to find the story in Madagascar. You’ve got up to 150 words, be it prose, poetry, essay, or a brand new format invented by you.

Feel free to use the location supplied in the prompt, or chose your own from the limited amount of photospheres and streetview in Madagascar.

Once your piece is polished, share it with others using the linkup below.

Raid RN5 – Off Road – @hiluxdago

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Route Nationale 5

“I’ve decided what our next adventure vacation is going to be.  Madagascar!”

“Land of the lemur, of the best vanilla?  Where my favourite Disney movie takes place?  I’m in!”

“I thought you might.  Now, while we are there, we shall participate in the RN5 Run.  It could take up to two-three days to complete.”

“Da hell is that?”

“It’s a route that you can only take by Four-Wheel Drive.  Only the most courageous take it.  We have to time it because it’s completely impassable in January and February.  The first leg is from Soanierana-Ivongo to Mananara and the second is from Mananara to Maroantsetra.  We’ll see sheer cliffs, deep sand, mud (lots of it), jungle, animals, beaches, palm trees.  We’ll cross rivers with man-made ferries, some using old oil drums—”

“Sounds dangerous and stupid.”

“Yeah. So, you in?”

“Hells yes, I’m in!  As long as after, we take it easy.”

69 thoughts on “Route Nationale 5 – What Pegman Saw

  1. Much more dangerous of an adventure that I’d be signing up for, but more power to them! The most important part of traveling is to go with someone who enjoys the same things you do (or at least there’s a good enough overlap!). Sounds like these two are in for an exciting ride!

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  2. Q,

    The danger wouldn’t bother me, but the mud makes it a no way Josie proposition. There ain’t NO way Imma be dealing with all that mud. I get mud on my shoes and I feel like throwing them away.

    That pic looks like a super trough!


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  3. Great story telling! Had a friend whose ‘boy’ is a tour guide in this kind of crazy, hellish, dangerous tours in jeeps through deep water, washed away ‘streets’, overhanging cliffs, falling trees, you name it – I didn’t even know or couldn’t have believed what I saw in those videos they took! CRAZY people! 🙂

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  4. I’m out!!! I am a big scaredy cat for this.
    Let me know how it turns out! Hope you don’t get a ⚡️💥storm during the challenge. 😀 …oh I guess I shouldn’t be over smiley!

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