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... for granted in Nairobi, no matter the time of day.
We checked in quickly and began the two hour wait for our flight, in the overcrowded terminal. They've tried to make more space, which is desperately needed, by taking out more and more of the duty free shops. My old favorites are now gone; the remaining shops are small and lean. The flight left on time at 13:15 and was not completely full which was pleasant.
We had a three hour flight ...
... very friendly and happy. The children were very inquisitive and continuously waved and smiled big broad happy grins except for 1 baby who screamed in terror at seeing probably his first white persons.
... only cross
island road which took us up to the turnoff to the volcano. We struggled to
work out which was the right road and did a bit of backtracking. The road
continued uphill but surprised us that this forest road was very well
maintained. We drove through a pine forest before coming to very low sparse
vegetation and then finally this bizarre Mars like scenery where there had
previously been lava flows. The last part of the drive to the crater rim was
... the sea. We then drove north over a low pass to a beach area called Beau Vallon. We retraced our steps back through Victoria and headed over a high pass, over 2000ft, toward the west coast. Our driver was a twenty nine year old Seychellian who had studied in London for three years and spoke perfect English. He was very informative and told us all the local gossip including who lived in each mansion. The Arab Sheiks each have a holiday house with the Abu Dhabi Sheiks being the ...
... trees and looking back at it, we had a comical day. After returning to the village, I stopped at a French supermarket, bought some French essentials, then got a jambon fromage baguette from the boulangerie (bakery) across the road. After all, this was our first and last French port. Very enjoyable coach back observing the dramatic scenery of the volcanic island itself. Now for an evening of Abba...