On our last day on the island, we decided to do a tour of the waterfalls. As the island has a very rugged terrain, there are lots of them. We started out in the morning by meeting again my good friend Eddi and went on a long drive to get to the first waterfall.
Next to the waterfall car park was a sugar cane plantation. As this island is tropical, they grow vast amounts of sugar cane.This is me climbing a sugar cane.
We then moved on to a vanilla plantation. Did you know that vanilla is part of the orchid family? It originally grew only in Mexico but now it is produced in lots of countries. Only problem is, the bee that pollinates the flower still only lives in Mexico so each flower has to be pollinated by hand. That’s a lot of hard work.
Eddi then drove us back to our hotels. It was a long and tiring day, but a lovely end to our brief stay in Reunion.
We have now flown back to Mauritius.