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... informed that everything would close between 12 and 2 - welcome to France!).
The town of Le Port was pretty ordinary with no outstanding landmarks. We made our way to
the bus station, waited half an hour thence boarded the bus for St Denis the capital of the island.
The French have poured money into Reunion, especially the roads. It is about 20 kms to St Denis and the motorway style road is built entirely into the ocean ...
... and warm while walking but most of the shops were air conditioned so that cooled us off a bit.
We walked along the sidewalk near the beach and could see surfers enjoying the large waves. Even though there was a sign posted "No swimming, no surfing" because of sharks. Maybe the sharks were busy somewhere else that day.
We did not last long in town as there was not much to really see or do. The best part ...
... process would end with the adoption of the Constitution? They knew better. In fact, there was even one proposal considered by the Founding Fathers that the Supreme Court get “two bites of the apple”, that is, review legislation for Constitutionality before it was passed, and then review it again if the legislation was challenged in court. This “two bites” approach was not adopted, for good reason.
... 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 ...
... 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 ...