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Antananarivo, in short Tana, is the capital city of Madagascar. This is very densely populated, typical third-world city. Traffic jams, air pollution, heat, dust, piles of garbage, bad smells, and people begging at almost every intersection are the attractions a traveler can always count on.

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Royal compound of Antananarivo on the Royal Hill is commonly known as Queen’s Palace. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in fire in 1995. What we were able to see are mostly the reconstructed from the rubble buildings. The palace itself has no windows and is completely empty inside. There is all-inspiring panoramic view of the city from the top of the hill.

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