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Travel Blogs from Salazie
... 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 ...
... color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif&qu ot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">Markets seem to have better produce than supermarkets. It was surprising to often see hawkers selling produce just outside the doors or in the supermarket car park.
... only cross
island road which took us up to the turnoff to the volcano. We struggled to
work out which was the right road and did a bit of backtracking. The road
continued uphill but surprised us that this forest road was very well
maintained. We drove through a pine forest before coming to very low sparse
vegetation and then finally this bizarre Mars like scenery where there had
previously been lava flows. The last part of the drive to the crater rim was
... 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 ...
... 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 ...