18. March 2019 PARADISE EXISTS A place made of dreams. An island with sandy beaches. But also massive mountains. With active volcanoes and green, dense jungle. With valleys full of waterfalls and hills with lush meadows. Yes, paradise exists. It lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean: La Réunion. We spent a month on the island. We wanted to explore every nook and cranny, went on hikes of several days and took helicopter flights. And they were thrilled every day. LA FOURNAISE 3070 m a.s.l. The crater landscape around the Piton de la Fournaise. In the heart of the island. Explosions. Lava flows. Lunar landscapes. Still active today. NEIGES The roof of the Indian Ocean: the Piton of Inclination. If you want to be up at sunrise, you have to get up early. EAU Waterfalls. Everywhere. From every crack water penetrates into freedom. A game full of spectacle. Many can be reached on foot, some only from the air and in some you can swim. TAKAMAKA A valley as if from a fantasy film. A green hell. Dreamlike. A place where you can’t get enough of seeing yourself, of incomparable beauty. LE RECIF Reefs from above. A pattern, no artist could have done it better. Colours flow into each other. Merge and form contrasts. The coast is the jewel of the island. ON THE WAY IN PARADISE A paradise on earth – waiting to be explored. We were on the road for you, want to open a window into the world for our readers and viewers of the pictures.