A small tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, dominated by steep craters and an active volcano. Not even seagulls stray as far as here. La Réunion is a tiny piece of Europe, 800 km off the coast of Madagascar. 2000 km from the coast of Mozambique. My world was reduced to about 80 x 80 km. A green, hot, and humid world. While I worked in a design and advertising agency in the capital St Denis, we explored the island on weekend excursions.