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... try them when we get home. Went into a book store, but it was all in French, of course. Good thing as I would have purchased a few cookbooks.
We did go into a cafe where they had huge meringue cookies, like the kisses I make. I do not know how many people could actually eat that whole cookie, maybe five people. I did take a picture but probably cannot see how really large the cookie is.
It was ...
This morning we slept in as long as we could in order to be ready for a 9:45 departure from the hotel. It was a cool morning, Marjolaine needed a sweater and I almost did as we ate our breakfast on the tiny pool terrace.
Daniel was ready to go right on time. We drove on the Ngong Road in to Nairobi, then turned right to head out to the airport. Because traffic was heading into the city we had a quick trip out to the airport. This is never something to ...
... the native tongue of very few, is broadly understood by most. We had very little trouble communicating in Africa and much more trouble in French speaking Reunion.
... 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
... 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 ...