Thanks, I am glad you appreciate, as this is my first article for DG I wanted people to get an idea of where I am, many people even in France have no idea where Reunion is though Mauritius is better known because of its high tourism activity.
I really enjoyed the article. Years ago when Il ived in England I was able to import some plumeria cuttings from Reunion because they are a part of France and therefore the EU. I always thought this hilarious. But I was happy to be able to get the plumeria!!
Yes, this is a rather funny thing, we are almost as far as possible from Europe but still part of it! So we get all the goodies; nice tropical weather and French baguette for breakfast, nothing else but a blueprint of paradise;))
Jean-Jacques, thank you for your marvelous article giving us a view into Reunion and Mauritius. It sounds like paradise! I did not know these islands existed. The only archipelagos I have known about was in "The Origin" which was about Charles Darwin and his voyage in the Beagle to the archipelagos. Wow, I would love to get my hands on some of your seeds!
Yes, It has some taste of paradise but there are several archipelago in the area which are stunning, all around Madagascar and in the Comoros, amazing coral reef and as they are rather undevelopped no industrial pollution, you can swim with giant sea tortoises and encounter lemurians in the forests! I will soon edit an article on wild life in Madagascar.