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    Don't expect people on Reunion to speak English

    by mikelisaanna Written Sep 4, 2009

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    Reunion is legally a part of France, the way that Hawaii is part of the USA. As a result, French is the official language of the island. Some of the people in hotels and restaurants speak English, but many do not. In addition, almost all of the tourists on Reunion are from France and other French-speaking nations, such as Belgium. If you plan to visit Reunion, brush up on your French. It will make your visit much more enjoyable.

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    distilling local plants & herbs

    by MrBill Written Dec 28, 2004

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    One of the farms we visited the owners were distilling not alcohol or hooch for private consumption as we first guessed but eucalyptis and other tropical plants to make concentrated perfumes and fragrances. It was a pretty fascinating process. The ingredients were growing all around, free for the taking. The finished product is then sold on to manufacturers of various oils, soaps, etc. that need fragrances. A nice little family operation, although it still looked like a home still.

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    taking it easy - 4 -

    by MrBill Written Dec 28, 2004

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    Alexa enjoying a well deserved cold beer after a long, hot hike at plataue de belouve which is above the town of hell-bourg some 1000 meters

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    taking it easy - 3 -

    by MrBill Written Dec 28, 2004

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    Hmm, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man's vacation healthy & more productive than otherwise.

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    Coco Beach Bar - 2 -

    by MrBill Written Dec 21, 2004

    the coco beach bar in St. Denis is a great place to have a drink in the late afternoon or watch the sunset in the west

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Reunion Hotels

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  • LUX Ile de La Reunion

    28 rue du Lagon, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, 97434, Reunion Island

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Le Juliette Dodu

    31 Rue Juliette Dodu, Saint-Denis, 97400, Reunion Island

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Le Saint Alexis

    44,route de Boucan Canot, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, 97434, Reunion Island

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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