Firewalking: It’s Pandiale!

Pandiale – firewalking in Saint Louis, Réunion Island

Obviously, for us, who have been instilled with the fear of fire since their early youth, we remain speechless in front of the many walkers, who brave the heat of the incandescent coals and who stoically cross the tikouli, a pit that welcomes the blaze.

What impressed me quite as much, however, was the spectators’ respect for a cult, which is not theirs. Whether they are Christians, Muslims, atheists, they have come to see, to follow a magical rite, but all, without exceptions, are there in respect of a world that is not theirs.

Landscapes – Ile de la Réunion

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Île de la Réunion

Hiking Ile de la Réunion is superbe.
You’ll get fantastic scenery by hiking to Piton de la Fournaise, Piton des Neiges, Maïdo, Trou de Fer, Bois court, cap Noir, Taibit and et lot more.

In fact, most of these are not easy walks: first of all, the terrain is very often rather steep, the marked routes not always being easy ones. Be aware, that during the days it will get warm, clouds will come in during the day.
So be prepared to start very early in the morning, so, depending on the hike, you’ll be back for lunch…

October and November might be one of best periods to go… although lychees an mangos ripen in December and January. Unfortunately with the hottest months the risk of bad weather and severe storm is increasing…

Magnificent Art and Nature

The sub-tropical flora of Reunion Island offers plenty of subject matter in Art and Nature

For those who do not find enough during their hikes, visit Mascarin , the botanical garden in Saint Leu.

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Piton de la Fournaise – Ile de la Réunion

Piton de la Fournaise

Le Piton de la Fournaise est un volcan bouclier et un des volcans les plus actifs de la planète. Lire plus ICI

Lava flow of Piton de la Fournaise


Lava flow from the 2000, 2002 and 2007 eruptions

Lava flow from eruptions from 2000, 2002 and 2007 on the hiking trail “Le Brûlé” on the east side of the island … the finest Pahoehoe lava!

At that time the local population was drawn there in droves … You can rarely see the lava flow flowing into the sea via the coastal road!

Landscape pictures of the Piton de la Fournaise here

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Lava flow