BASSAE: Coming down the hill from Bassae, our bus proved to be in poor shape as well, and we wandered around the village of Andritsina's empty streets, almost every store closed for the mid-day siesta, as we waited for it to be repaired. However, the women in this local rug factory, hand-knotting elaborate designs, were working through the mid-day heat. Fortunately, we were soon on our way again.