Beachcomber Royal Palm Hotel
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Beachcomber was very nice, a very big resort, palm tree shaded beaches, glass boat hire, a very nice buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner, two pools, table tennis area, playground, etc. etc. This hotel was perfect for relaxing during our last week in Mauritius, and we reverted back getting a driver to explore some of the surrounding, mainly …
... to the West coast where the beaches are nicest, so walking around I only saw two other westerners, I think, but they may have actually been light-skinned Mauriciennes. I looked for an Indian restaurant but couldn't find one. Chinese food is what’s most popular locally, so I stopped at the Dragon de Chine restaurant and ordered Cantonese rice with chicken and egg (I’m not sure which came first), and a bottle of cold water.
Before I left on this ...
... m supposed to trust it. (I'm a woman traveling alone, I'm not an idiot.) He pointed to a sign which said something along the lines of police office and asked/directed me to go in. By then, I figured it must be legit, but why me? He asked me more questions which I answered, then he took me into a cubicle/office with a woman and another officer. They gave me an "official" form for me to complete and seemed to be very concerned about what medications I was bringing in. They then ...
... As I was turning to leave, the rain came down faster and harder. I skipped to the car, perfectly content to be soaked in my dress and barefoot. The taxi driver met me half way. He laughed when he saw me and remarked that I should have taken the umbrella. He didn’t seem to get that the burden of that tool just isn’t worth it to me. I much prefer to free and let the rain fall where it may.
As we drove along, the driver explained about Mauritian culture and ...
... about 8 Mauritian men were talking about me. I couldn’t stand it anymore so I started walking back to the hotel.
Further down the road, I had two choices. I entered the one that had was larger. I asked the bartender if I could sit anywhere. He nodded.
A waiter came up to me and smiled. He saw me headed to the very last table and pulled out my chair.
“Just one?” He asked.
I smiled. “Yes”.