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Travel Blogs from Saint-Leu
This morning we slept in as long as we could in order to be ready for a 9:45 departure from the hotel. It was a cool morning, Marjolaine needed a sweater and I almost did as we ate our breakfast on the tiny pool terrace.
Daniel was ready to go right on time. We drove on the Ngong Road in to Nairobi, then turned right to head out to the airport. Because traffic was heading into the city we had a quick trip out to the airport. This is never something to ...
... color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif&qu ot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">Markets seem to have better produce than supermarkets. It was surprising to often see hawkers selling produce just outside the doors or in the supermarket car park.
... and many of the surrounding houses had
gardens full of bright flowering plants. Check in at the hotel was a scream
with the lady speaking no English at all and putting David on the phone to
write down a phone number for an American client who also spoke no French who
wanted to book a room. Our room was a pokey little room, painted pink and
purple, which seemed to be tucked in a corner. Even though it was late in the
afternoon we decided to go for a walk rather in ...
... to the east coast where we had lunch at a Creole restaurant followed by another swim. Another great day. After another two fine and hot days at sea we arrived in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. We had been to Mauritius for two weeks previously for Matt Smalls wedding so had seen most of the island but had not got to Port Louis then so we elected to spend the morning in the town walking then the afternoon back on board by the pool. There was not a lot to see and we walked ...
... in a delightful bay called Manapany. Here there is a man-made deep pool with a gap on the sea side through which the waves surge at intervals. Nathalie and co are all in the water so we don't hesitate to join them (after rummaging around Sue's luggage for L&E as they hadn't come prepared!) The pool is over 2m deep but you have to be careful not to stand on the small white urchins on ...