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... and their son Thierry were waiting for us just outside, relieved that we had finally arrived after two days of delays. We talked and caught up on news as we walked to the car and they drove us the short way to the waterfront of Saint Denis where they had reserved a hotel room for us. It was about 23:30 by the time we checked in and said goodbye for the night. Although we mostly just sat in taxis, on planes and in lounges, it has still been quite a long and tiring ...
... 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 ...
Today was our
longest driving day and we were on a lot of very narrow windy roads again. We
left Cilaos and drove continually downhill along the road we had freaked out
coming up 2 days before. It didn’t seem near as scary this time and also we
seemed to have the chance to observe the fantastic scenery. Back in St Louis,
which was a lot more busier than when we last went through we travelled south
to the unfortunately named town of Le Tampon before ...
... 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 ...
Our last get up in LR :-(
We wake early so a bowl of tea is sipped back in bed, from where we can enjoy the view before getting up to finish packing and eat breakfast. A call from Elizabeth urges us to hurry as we are to meet Nathalie and family 'between St Pierre and St Joseph.' We manage to be ready before the girls arrive and meet them halfway down the hillside road. From there we follow to ...