Hello, my name is Tia! I love life because it is extraordinary and generous. Each of my adventures – which I will share online with you – inspires me to create a new clothing collection, all chic and ethnic-inspired, for us girls. Throughout the tales, I will meet amazing people and animals, genuine and full of magic, who will make you discover a different world!
Tia and Aïna learn that the little lemur is an orphan. He doesn’t have a proper name, and instead goes by a number of nicknames, each more surprising than the other. Proudly, the girls and the lemur agree that his name shall henceforth be Lou.Read
After a long voyage, Tia and Aïna arrived in Toliara, where Aïna finally met her great-great-great-grandfather. The latter was so happy to see her, and announced that her family – spread around the whole of Madagascar ! - is impatiently waiting to see her. The adventure continues…
- Is it really you, my little child? Is it finally you? We have waited so long for this moment.
As soon as she heard these words, Aïna leapt from Tia’s arms and approached the baobab in three little hops. Tia was far from imagining that her friend could move so fast! When she arrived at the plant’s feet, Aïna hugged the old tree with her two stems and rested her cheek against the bark. Her heart was beating so fast – had she, at last, found her family?
After swallowing their breakfast, Tia & Aïna returned to the bus station that they had arrived from the day before. They seated themselves in a bush taxi that was headed to Toliara. During their adventures, they had met tons of people: remarkable, lovely, helpful, kind beings. And yet, without really knowing why, Tia had a heavy heart: she was so sad to part with the little cheeky lemur, whom she never really gotten to know. She sighed. Life sometimes has plenty of strange surprises and encounters in store
Tia & Aïna stopped at a little restaurant on the side of the road. Little candle-lit lanterns gently illuminated the room. Parched, the girls ordered a tall glass of fresh pineapple juice, a real delight.
They looked at the restaurant’s menu board, and chose an upside-down bowl: the name of the dish intrigued them. On the plate that the manageress brought to them, the bowl was indeed upside down, hiding its contents. With expert hands she lifted the bowl, and the girls couldn’t help but burst into shouts of joyous “woahs!” A fried egg lay on top of the dish, covering an assortment of little vegetables, which were in turn nestled in rice and sauce. In front of their great big eyes, the manageress burst out laughing.
Night was already falling, and the girls were famished. They journeyed towards the town, in search of one of Volana’s cousins who would take care of them for the night. Warm and very welcoming, the cousin in question prepared their rooms. Once the girls had showered, Tia and Aïna came downstairs, where they found themselves before a hearty dinner: rice, vegetables, pieces of grilled fish…a true feast! As they ate, the girls described their adventures. Very quickly, however, they found their eyes drooping, and began to yawn out of tiredness.
Previously in The Tales of Tia and Aina;
Madagascar: a baobab paradise. Beautiful Aina, the baobab flower, continues searching for her family. Accompanied by Tia, both girls arrive in Toamasina. Meeting a Malagasy painter not only enabled them to gain a precious clue as to her family's whereabouts, but also inspired a new clothing collection for girls. During the grand rice festival, the girls learnt that they must travel south, to seek a 1,600-year-old baobab.
The surface of the water was pristinely calm. There was no sound, except for the little waves that clapped softly against the boat’s shell. Intrigued, she furrowed her eyebrows and looked attentively at the ocean. The Great Sea Wind, her father, continued to push the boat quietly towards Toamasina. Because of him, they knew that they were in no danger - so, what was this feeling, then?
Previously in The Echanted World of Tia:
Tia and Aina have forged an inseparable friendship: Tia now accompanies Aina to Madagascar, in order to help her find her family amongst the baobabs of the Great Red Island. As the ship leaves Port Louis, Tia gazes at the sunset over the capital with amazement. The adventure is about to begin...
En rentrant chez elle apres une agréable journee aupres de son Dada, Tia sauve une fleur, trouvée sur le bord du chemin. Elle décide de la baptiser Aina - aui signifie Vie en malgache. Emue par l'histoire de son amie, Tia va tout faire pour l'aider a retrouver sa famille. Heureusement, elle sait compter sur l'aide et les connaissances infinies de Cié Gran Mama, la gentille sorciere de la Vallee des Couleurs.
She was comfortably sheltered in her bedroom, and looked at the winter's fury through her window. Large black clouds threatened to unload their rain on the rare passers-by below, who were in a hurry to get home.
The frosty wind screamed through the night, which now started much too early. The little girl changed her clothes, sorrowfully removing one of her favourite outfits piece by piece: her skirt, with joyful flowery prints, and her elegant poplin tunic. She placed them on the chair, and opened her wardrobe impatiently. She adored fashion...