My worldly travels largely consist of those Caribbean islands that East coast cruise ships tend to travel to, and one week-long trip to the United Kingdom in high school. Technically I can now say that I've been to France, but all I'd be able to say about the country was that they have a very nice airport (below left). By the time we arrived in Madagascar, I believe it was 2AM MT (Malagasy time, 8 hours ahead of EST time). We waited another three hours for our group's luggage, and finally got to our hotel at 5:30AM MT. I blame the blurriness of the Antananarivo's airport (below right) on my sheer exhaustion at that moment in time.
But I digress. If you ever have the chance to go to Madagascar, I highly recommend you stay with La Maison, especially if you will be going to the University a lot (it's just a short walk up the street!). Oh, and definitely try out Malagasy pizza - I've included a menu in the photos below so you can decide on your order before you even get to Tana :)
So click through the pictures, and let your mind wander a bit - imagine what life was like in Madagascar ~2000 years ago when these giants roamed around. And scroll all the way down to check out a gif of a 3D rendering I made of one of the skulls with the Space Spider. As always, feel free to ask any questions or share any experiences in a comment. Enjoy!