Monthly Archives: June 2016
June 22 – 26, 2016: Antananarivo Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island with an area of 592,800km², was once part of the ancient super-continent Gondwanaland and broke away from the Indian subcontinent about 88 million years ago. Owing to its isolation, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot with over 90% of its wildlife found nowhere else … Continue reading
June 16-22: St-Pierre, Hiking in Volcano and Piton des Neiges & Cilaos
I like France and find its overseas islands scattered in South Pacific and Indian Ocean intriguing and special. La Réunion is a walker’s paradise with more than 1,000km of well-marked trails and a well-kept secret. In many ways, it is the most fascinating of the Mascarene trio (i.e. Mauritius, Rodrigues and La Réunion).
Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean with an area of about 2,000km²and a population of 1.3 million is home to some of the world’s rarest plants and animals and one of the world’s top luxurious tourism destinations.