Mighty Piton

Don't let it fool you: The roads that lead to the Reunion Island"s Piton de la Fournaise (in the background) may be barren and stunningly quiet — but the volcano is one of the most active in the world. Just two years before we went there, the March 1998 eruption lasted 196 days, and le Volcan as they call it there still shows signs of activity once or twice a year.

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