La Possession, Reunion
Defiantly and deliciously French, from the cars on the streets to the croissants on the breakfast table. It is as if Reunion lay just off the coast of Cannes--not off the coast of Madagascar 5,400 miles away.
Geographically speaking, Reunion's birth began 3 million years ago as a peak which built up slowly from a depth of four thousand metres, rising in four successive stages to a towering peak of more than four thousand metres high. 500 000 years ago, a new volcanic massif appeared on the south-eastern side - it still spews out it's lava almost every year and is slowly, patiently building Reunion