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We are now suffering the tail end of a cyclone that tore through Madagascar killing 14 people and although it is several 100 miles south we have fast moving showers and waves crashing into the reef. So not a beach day. How about a walk in the Black River gorge I opined. We arrived to find the road and gorge closed due to all the recent bad weather so instead we had an early lunch at the Vanilla Bean cafe that we had passed many times ...
... around the garden huge anthurium plants made an impressive border with the house as a backdrop. Down through the camphor trees a small lake came into view with purple and yellow water lilies - 2 female workers were tidying and gathering leaves, we passed the time of day and then sadly had to leave.
Our next stop was Bois-Cheri tea factory & estate, the first tea plantation built in Mauritius in 1892.There were several other tourist groups close behind us ...
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Located a few kilometres from great basin, Bois Chéri is a factory of tea and a museum. Our guides will be pleased to show and to explain the different stages of production: the gathering up to packing, passing through the withering, "fermentation", the drying and sieving.
A Museum of tea complete the tour and put the emphasis on the features of this culture in ...
... a few times. There are also tea plantations and caffeine addict - er, tea lover - that I am, naturally we had to visit one at Bois Cheri. There we could see how tea is produced, from fresh picked leaf to tea bags in a box. Of course I would have liked to buy the whole factory, but instead had to settle for a box or two and the tea tasting at the end of the tour.
To go with the tea are unique biscuits made from manioc (cassava) produced at the ...
... of the week sailed by with a visit to my amazing meme (grannie) who at 92 is still going very strong. We decided to do the backpacker thing and take a bus ride to Quatre Bornes which, as fun and scenic as it was, ended up taking us 3x longer than it would have by bike hahaha! Still, a great experience! We had another scrumptious dinner this time at Laura and Ronald's house which ended in us all chatting till late in the night!
The weekend arrived and when ...
Other places to stay in Le Morne
Pointe Sud Ouest Le Morne 1 Le Morne Road, Le Morne | 4 star hotelfrom $145
- Indian Resort and Spa Mauritius
- Honeymoon Paradise!
- Super Urlaub!
Le Morne Peninsula, Le Morne | 5 star hotelfrom $369
Le Morne Peninsula, Le Morne | 5 star hotelfrom $270
Coastal Road, Le Morne | 5 star hotelfrom $253
Casa Noyale, Le Morne | 3 star hotelfrom $280
Le Morne | 4 star hotelfrom $248