La Plantation Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Balaclava
... from the coolies ((their word, not mine)) who were brought in to work in the sugar cane fields.) I got a Third Eye painted on my forehead -- and a blessing -- from a temple priest who quite pointedly mentioned the deposit box at the end of his spiel. OK, that was what I was thinking, but I did not act like an ugly American: I put my palms together, bowed, and said "Namaste" when he was done. We had possibly the best large-group meal ...
... group of us who travelled together and from these we knew a few so we stuck with them for the week, went on trips, excursions and drank whisky. We took a minibus around the island for one day and saw Port Louis, a huge Hindu temple and loads of the countryside.
The hotel was nice (but eye wateringly expensive!) right on the beachfront of the West coast which is better for weather. We all snorkelled on the beach reef which was interesting, if a bit ...
... to my wife on Skype for a good long while. Although we’ve been using VOIP programs for years, we’re still amazed at how well we can hear each other on a free call, from opposite sides of the world. We spent many years having to count the minutes (which used to cost one to two dollars each) when we would call home from Europe or when I would call home from Africa or Asia. To be able to communicate at virtually no cost is still amazing to ...
Mauritous gave us a great welcome. Sights we visited were a factory making model boats. These were not the standard ship in a bottle and it is anybody's guess how to take one back with you - hardly fit a suitcase and getting them through quarantine into Australia would be a nightmare. So we just admired them.
Next we visited an extinct volcano with the crator full of water moving ...
... br> We had to get up reasonably early today so I just listened to the music and fell asleep…
After 1.5 hour or so break, we jumped on a speed boat again to see a waterfall.
It was nice but not impressive to be honest….!
Then we headed to the place for lunch.
It was a very basic restaurant, just a roof and wobble tables and plastic chairs but the food was amazing.
BBQ fish, meat, sausage…. yum yum! ...
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