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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 ...
... tea in South Africa where it was developed by Afrikaners long ago from local plants. It’s hard to find outside of South Africa, but not here in Mauritius, so I often replenish our home supply when I come through.
I then walked down the street to the Happy Rajah, a good Indian restaurant in Quatre Bornes, where, since I wasn’t too hungry, I had a biryani and a Phoenix, the most popular local beer. I will make an early night of it and try to catch up on my ...
... 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 ...
... here when it is spoken fast.
They also speak French (all the newspapers are written in French; films at the cinema are dubbed in French; TV programmes are in French) & English. Indian languages are also spoken.
English is the official language, although nobody we met spoke it by choice. Apparently, all legal documents are in English; but they have to be translated into French so that people can understand them ...
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Wolmar, Flic En Flac | 4 star hotelfrom $256
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Wolmar, Flic En Flac | 4 star hotelfrom $424
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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