Cocoa from Madagascar
Thanks to cocoa, the north of the Republic of Madagascar has escaped the catastrophic deforestation that continues to ravage the Red Island of the Indian Ocean. The plains of the north, especially the north-west, are covered with cacao trees that reach up to twelve metres high.
A food lover’s tour of St-Denis de La Réunion
The best place to have lunch in St-Denis is undoubtedly the Barachois, the seafront park at the northern tip of the city where the history of the island once called l’Île Bourbon began. Choose a food shack – daily menus are posted outside – and order sarcives (when available), rougail (sausages or boucané), massalé or cari and a bottle of Dodo (local ale) or Cot (local lemonade) and then choose a table overlooking the sea, pull up a (wobbly) garden chair and enjoy your food.
The Eternal Summer of Mauritius Island
Mauritius, a little island fringed with sandy beaches, speaks a universal language - the language of imagination. If you're grumpy and you like grey skies, then you'd best stay away from this island of smiles and sun!