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Travel Blogs from Le Morne
... ready for our ‘Yemen Safari by Truck’.
We were conveyed efficiently to our air conditioned bus and then driven for about one hour to a place called Casela Nature and Leisure Park. The Island is volcanic but green with impressive mountain scenery, lush vegetation, large plantations of specially bred sugar cane and lots of unusual tropical trees and birds.
The tour itself was perhaps a little dull and had it not been for the giant ...
... kicked off this wave giddy as a little school girl and anxious to get another one. I saw a guy looking at me funny with an angry look on his face. I waved to him with a smile and he paddled over to me. This guy all the sudden just starts going off on me. "Get out of here!" "This is a locals only spot, you are not allowed to surf here!" This guy went on and on and we argued for about 5 minutes. Finally, the guy realized I wasn't going to get out ...
... He explained that way back when, the Dutch settled here leaving when the Sugar Cane was depleted. Next came the French. The English battled with them and won. In 1968, Mauritius became independent.
I was then quite confused.
I get the Dutch. But the sequence of events seemed off. They drive on the wrong side of the street and the signs are in English. The diver explained that when people do their Driver’s test, it must be in English or the instructor ...
... away. Once we arrived, we could see why Mauritius is a favorite vacation destination for Europeans starved for sun and sea. It fufills every wishlist for a tropical getaway- the warm Indian Ocean lapping against a shore of white, fine sand, palm trees fringing the beach, and the hot sun beating down-you get the picture.
We made the most of our few hours on the beach (Caitlin has a sunburn to prove it!) and then headed back to town to ...
... Museum. Sugar-cane plantations bristle everywhere. Interesting signs include : IRRIGATION OVERHEAD and CYCLONE REFUGEE CENTRE.
We met Geoff Hurst's cousin in a bar; he informed us that in nearby Madagascar, the women outnumber the men by 7 to 1.
After two weeks of drinking the local Phoenix beer, I'm a man reborn!
Wish you were here. Ha! Ha!
Kevin October ...
Other places to stay in Le Morne
Au sud-ouest de l_Ile Maurice, Le Morne | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Indian Resort and Spa Mauritius
- Honeymoon Paradise!
- Super Urlaub!
Le Morne Peninsula, Le Morne | 5 star hotelfrom $365
Le Morne Peninsula, Le Morne | 5 star hotelfrom $261
Le Morne Plage, Le Morne | 5 star hotelfrom $358
Casa Noyale, Le Morne | 3 star hotelfrom $280
Le Morne | 4 star hotelfrom $114