Hôtel Le Cilaos
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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 ...
... consisting three courses of creole food and red wine. One of the best food we have had on a tour like this. After lunch we continued east and descended just as steeply and twisty as coming up but on that side of the island there is rain forest on almost vertical hillsides. Finally we stopped in St Denis for a quick look at Government House, the oldest building on the island. Both Mauritius and Reunion had no native people and have only been occupied since ...
We had yummy
French bread at the pastry shop across the road before heading to the tourist
info shop to check out what walks we might be able to do. This was not very
helpful as the brochure had very little info and a very basic map. We decided
to drive out to the nearby village of Bras Sec but decided the walk was
ridiculously hard going up the side of ...