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Travel Blogs from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
... for granted in Nairobi, no matter the time of day.
We checked in quickly and began the two hour wait for our flight, in the overcrowded terminal. They've tried to make more space, which is desperately needed, by taking out more and more of the duty free shops. My old favorites are now gone; the remaining shops are small and lean. The flight left on time at 13:15 and was not completely full which was pleasant.
We had a three hour flight ...
... on their backs or on top of their heads and they carry these loads with straight, strong backs.
... a flat red lava gravel plain whose colours were surreal. It was a
short walk to the old crater rim where you could look out over the lava plain
to the cone of the current active volcano which is Piton De Fournaise. It was a
5 hour walk up to the edge of the current crater so we decided just to walk to
the edge of the drop down to the old crater. What an amazing unique experience!
After leaving the volcano we continued across the island centre to the west
... near the capital city, St Denis, and the high cost of hiring a car and driver, we elected to do a ship organized tour, something we don't always do as we have been disappointed on many occasions with the lack of value for money. The tour was a full day and first travelled down the west coast with great views of the coast on one side and the mountains on the other. After an hour we turned inland and started to climb to the central plateau at 4000ft. The road was very narrow, step ...
... bed/rocks. This is the bay where Mary and Michael stayed during their visit in 2012. It is great fun by the sea gap - and hard to hang on to the rocks as the waves push through.
We say a sad farewell to Nathalie, Thierry, Julie, Tibor and Ilyen but not before we have been given rum punch for ourselves, Greg and Grandma Joan. Sue also has a wonderful basket, handmade by one of Thierry's ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking