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The Carlton Hotel

Thought you might like to see images from the Carlton Hotel, where we are staying. I believe that all of us are in rooms on the 10th floor. The view from our window:

The lobby area features sitting areas; display cases showing Madagascar wares such as jewelry; a bistro and restaurant (where we eat 1-2 meals a day); and small shops where we can exchange money, get a haircut, and purchase clothing, chocolate, women’s accessories such as purses, and perfume. Clocks on the back wall behind the registration desk show the current time in three cities: Antananarivo, Paris and New York City.

The lobby and banquet level of the hotel feature exquisite carvings in wood (mahogany, I am told) and other materials depicting Malagasy cultural history: