World: Rewind 2018

As the year 2018 is coming to an end, there is always time to reflect on the year and what has been the memories that will stay. This year was marked by big travel events - a new continent Africa and going back to Patagonia. Especially Patagonia I was waiting for 3 years to go back to. I studied in the meantime a lot of Spanish, in order to be prepared.…

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La Réunion: Tips

General La Réunion is a French-speaking island, be aware that English are not spoken everywhere. People are in general nice and try to help out as good as possible. Most of the tourist on the island are french people. The island is small and easy for self driving. They have a good infrastructure, many signs in order to find places. Traffic information can be found on digital signs by the highway…

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La Réunion: Finally a clear view in Maido

Our first attempt to drive to Le Maïdo ended in us at the parking lot with heavy rain. We started another try to get lucky the second time. Even that it was raining at the sea level, there was no cloud at Le Maïdo. Which made the day perfect for hiking. Perfect view in Maido The drive up to Le Maïdo is around 30 km from Saint-Paul. It is not a…

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La Réunion: A enchanting hike – Belouve Hike

We stayed two nights in the area of La Plaine-des-Palmistes in the lovely La Ferme du Pommeau guest house. Even that the host's did not spoke english, they were really nice, and we had a great breakfast and dinner at this place. On our way to the Forest Bélouve the road had many parking opportunities in order to start a hike. Hikes are well-marked and information panels show hiking opportunities. Name:…

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La Réunion: One of the best hikes in the world – La Chapelle (Cilaos)

Small sign for the La Chapelle hike After days of waiting, the road to Cilaos got reopened again, and we started our way to the unforgettable "La Chapelle" hike. Even if you are not planning to hike in the area of Cilaos, just driving up there and stay in a hotel with the amazing views and local wine. Flowers on the way As rain was the main factor why the road…

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La Réunion: A refreshing hike to Cap Blanc

As due to the hot and rainy weather longer hikes were not the thing we could do, we used today for giving it another try. On the way to the Cap Blanc hike we passed the Cascade de Grand Galet. Which are a couple of waterfalls and pools that are popular for swimming and having a picnic. As the place was a bit crowded we choose to wait with the swimming…

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La Réunion: Beach of L’Ermitage-Les-Bains

As the weather sadly can be a real downer for a hiking vacation, it forced us in La Réunion to stay at the L'ermitage-les-bains beach for two days. As we only saw fog at the hike to the Cap Noir and it was raining so hard at Le Maïdo - which we could do again at our last day with good weather - that we could not get out of the car,…

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La Réunion: Unreal Black Beaches

As our plans to get to Cilaos where still blocked by the signs on the RN1 "La rue est fermée", we needed to find alternative programs. One of it was to drive to Takamaka which was complete not working out. We tried two time and both time the road was either way blocked by trees or the gate was closed. As the weather close to the beach was stable, we went…

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La Réunion: Into the lava fields of Piton de la Fournaise

Our first two days on the Island of La Réunion there was heavy rain due to a cyclone, we were not able to explore the Island. As well all our multi day hikes were canceled due to the fact that the roads to the highland where blocked. The first day we saw that the weather is a bit stable we drove from Saint-Denis to the volcanic area of Fournaise. We took…

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