Travel Blogs from Cilaos
Had the breakfast that was provided at the hotel which was very French with sweet croissants and baguettes. It was nice to sit on the verandah and take in, for the last time, the cloud shrouded incredible high crater walls that surround the village. We then went for a short walk around the town before driving down to the coast and a short drive along the coastal freeway to the airport. We were surprised how quickly this took arriving at the airport for our flight to ...
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 ...
... a lot of home except
the surrounding peaks were much higher and steeper. The river and waterfall at
the bottom of the walk was very refreshing and we spent a fair amount of time
soaking our feet in the cold water. We decided to have some more yummy buns
from the bakery and shopped for food for tomorrow’s breakie and lunch that we
would be having on the road.
... try to get a table for lunch, on Nathalie's recommendation, but it was fully booked so we settle for takeaway instead - delicious creole style food with rice. It was had to choose what to have.
Before leaving we walked around the bay to see where Mary and Michael had stayed and watched 2 boogie riders make their way out to the break. 2 lizards joined us on the warm rocks, soaking up the last ...