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... saw another day of presentations. The afternoon session ended a bit early (for me) and I headed to the beach for an hour or so before the hotel smorgasbord. Mauritius has significant Indian, Chinese, Arabic and African ethnic groups and the foods reflect a fusion of their common foods. The flight back had duck and sambal dumplings in a watery Chinese vegetable soup.
The day day is to come.......................
... began our descent, occasionally stopping at panoramic spots giving a breathtaking view of the island. From their vantage points, Mauritius looks absolutely stunning. At a lower altitude, back in the inhabited areas, one may see many huge and beautiful houses built in concrete and solid enough to withstand the cyclones that batter the Island every now and then. I could not help but think that it would not take much to beautify the whole island – not just ...
If you do a search for Mauritius on our good friend, the internet, you will find images of blissful white sandy beaches with lulling waves lapping gently onto pristine shores. Sunny blue skies, with milk chocolate brown fishermen smiling gently as you walk along miles of undisturbed beaches....
It's true, for the most part...
I'm in the extremely fortunate position of being half Mauritian on my fathers side and as such, ...
... the harbour from the prevailing SE winds. It is very multicultural, like the island, with various religions (roughly 50% Hindu, 30% Catholic, 17% Muslim, 3% Chinese) and people from all around the Indian Ocean. The airport is in the South East - orignally a WW II air base, near to the original Dutch Capital, which proved to be less good as a port.
Our first stop were some Botanical Gardens in Pamplemousses, originally set up by ...
... br> 'Tabagies' (off licences) abound. The French 'Tabagie' sign contrasts with the very English small print nearby : 'Licensed to sell spirits, beer, porter…'
Most people look Indian - because India is where most natives derive from. Mauritius was a British colony until 1968. English tradition lives on in the cars (Minis, Austin Cambridges, Sunbeams, Morris Oxfords, Austin A40's) which drive on the left side of the road, in ...
Other places to stay in Flic En Flac
Wolmar, Flic en Flac, Flic En Flac | 5 star hotelfrom $174
Flic En Flac, Flic En Flac | 5 star hotelfrom $210
Wolmar, Flic En Flac | 4 star hotelfrom $256
- Perfect place to celebrate our silver wedding!
- The Perfect Honeymoon
- Bel servizio, ma il mare...
Wolmar, Flic En Flac | 4 star hotelfrom $424
- Good - but others in Mauritius much better
- Fab food and very relaxing
- Great hotel but spa treatments-A BIG LET DOWN
Wolmar, Flic En Flac | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Flic En Flac | 3 star hotelfrom $174
Coastal Road, Flic En Flac | 3 star hotelfrom $194
Flic En Flac | 2 star hotelfrom $94
Coastal Road, Flic En Flac | 2 star hotelfrom $99
Royal Road, Flic En Flac | Hotelfrom $142
Royal Road, Flic En Flac | 3 star hotelfrom $110