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... br> Apparently either the Dutch or the Portuguese - depending on who you believe - depleted Mauritius’ tortoises. Subsequently the French depleted the remaining population !
Towards the middle of the 19th Century, tortoises from the Seychelles were introduced to Mauritius. These tortoises were closely related to the ones that used to inhabit Mauritius.
Given that the Dodo bird was once indigenous ...
Our last full day and it started raining and never stopped. We went to Port Louis to meet up with Anjali and Gautam who were spending the day trying to get their paperwork arranged to get the tax rebate on a new car available to returning ex-pats and visit the market but the weather prevented us from venturing into the old Chinese quarter. We had some coconut water from a vendor Miranda has been going to for years.After you have drunk the water he cuts open the nut and you eat the ...
... to us, but we could not leave before visiting the enclosure where the giant tortoise live. We walked through a gap with bollards made from pine trees (obviously to ensure the tortoise didn't go walkabout outside their natural enclosure).The large area was a very natural habitat for these huge creatures, plenty of shade, a water hole, lots of feeding material.
The last time I visited a small zoo it was back home a few weeks back when I held a snake for the first time, now ...
... left. We spent it in style by watching the fireworks I already mentioned at Darling Harbour, seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and opera house illuminated at night and trying out a few bars in nearly every corner of the city, from China Town to The Rocks and the harbour front. It was a great way to end what had been a truly epic and worthwhile few weeks. Little was said the following day about our inevitable and respective departures that night. Instead we filled the day ...
I think we may actually be in paradise. The hotel beautiful, the food is heavenly and the staff are like little angels floating around making sure everything is perfect. It is 11am and as I lounge by the pool I have already been offered a cool lemon compress, a fruit kebab, a frozen margarita and a personal sunglasses polish by a cute little Mauritian man!! The resort is so big that I have already found myself lost. Twice. Dinner last night was at ...