Travel Blogs from Flic En Flac
... 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.......................
... the only home of the Dodo bird, which itself is one of the world's best known extinct species. We often consider, quite rightly, the impact of our current lifestyle on the environment and ecosystems, but even pre-industrial society could leave a huge footprint. Mauritius was uninhabited before the Dutch attempted a colony on the island in 1598. The last Dodo bird vanished from the island in 1681 (less than 100 years later), the victim of over hunting ...
... 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 ...
... action film. We convened with 7 other friends who'd all watched different movies for dinner at Nandos and movie reviews from all parties - what an action packed day Laura style!
The next day was spent relaxing at Tamarin then after the waves became too tempting, a little hour long surf at the bay. It was pretty chill and I managed to catch a couple waves - slowly but surely getting there!
As the days grew closer and closer to my final weekend on ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Flic En Flac
Coastal road, Wolmar, Flic En Flac | 5 star hotelfrom $174
Flic En Flac, Flic En Flac | 5 star hotelfrom $103
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
Coastal Road, Flic En Flac | 3 star hotelfrom $194
Flic En Flac | 3 star hotelfrom $174
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