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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... informed that everything would close between 12 and 2 - welcome to France!).
The town of Le Port was pretty ordinary with no outstanding landmarks. We made our way to
the bus station, waited half an hour thence boarded the bus for St Denis the capital of the island.
The French have poured money into Reunion, especially the roads. It is about 20 kms to St Denis and the motorway style road is built entirely into the ocean ...
... and warm while walking but most of the shops were air conditioned so that cooled us off a bit.
We walked along the sidewalk near the beach and could see surfers enjoying the large waves. Even though there was a sign posted "No swimming, no surfing" because of sharks. Maybe the sharks were busy somewhere else that day.
We did not last long in town as there was not much to really see or do. The best part ...
... in the Union, even using the Euro as its official currency. Damn! I had 40 Euros at home. If only I knew. Of course, those Euros at home cost me $1.40 each. The ones I got here were only $1.08. Yes, the dollar is strong.
We ported at Le Port (cute, hah?). We passed up the Crystal excursions which would have taken us to another waterfall or an active volcano or the beach. I’ve given up sitting in the sun as a type ...
... the Air Mauritius lounge. So we had a nice dinner and glass of Bordeaux while we waited for the 21:45 flight to Reunion. I went online and checked our mail and got caught up on some work while we waited.
The half-hour flight to Reunion left on time and was fairly full. Thankfully on arrival in Reunion everyone was tired including the emigration customs agents. They simply stamped our passports and let us in and there was no customs hassle. Mr. ...
... heaps of time to spare.
We flew in a tiny plane back to Mauritius so having heaps of time to kill in transit at Mauritius we thought for our last blog entry we would write up some African observations.
- The further south we travelled the wealthier the countries seem to be eg. The supermarkets in the North have a very limited variety and stock especially fresh produce. The roads can virtually impassable in the North, especially in the wet, without ...