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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 ...
... a small village for a coffee break before arriving at St
Benoit on the coast. We travelled again north on their ultra modern coastal
freeways until we turned inland again at St Andre to take on the windy interior
to Salazie and finally to Hell Bourg where we were staying the night. This
alpine village was similar to Cilaos but there were many more creole style
houses in the village and the main street seemed to have a lot more souvenir
shops. Our hotel had very ...
... thing was the first of two big pods of dolphins performing great aerial gyrations. Next port of call was Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles on the island of Mahe. We had pre booked a car and driver who met us at the wharf and we then spent seven hours touring. First we drove around Victoria which is the worlds smallest capital and saw every thing including a walk through the local markets (we love markets). The town is only a few KM wide as high mountains rise almost ...
... 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 ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking