French press coffee and active volcanoes
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The Indian Ocean Island of Reunion was one of the destinations I sold as a Travel Consultant. Other Islands like the Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar were included in the Indian Ocean Island destinations too. It is actually a part of the French overseas department, so as you can imagine the French influence is predominant, French is the official language spoken. I made a 4 days stop in Reunion on my way back from Antananarivo in Madagascar in 2001. This Island is particularly interesting because of it's elevation above sea level and the tropical island that matches it to the Hawaiian island in continental United States. It sits on a hot spot in the earth's crust making it a target for volcanic activities. Reunion has active volcanoes that are constantly under monitor. Now my fun time in reunion was spent learning about coffee making and drinking.