Le Domaine des Songes
Travel Blogs from Salazie
... very friendly and happy. The children were very inquisitive and continuously waved and smiled big broad happy grins except for 1 baby who screamed in terror at seeing probably his first white persons.
... in the main street was
very crowded but we managed to get the last available table. We struggled even
more with this French menu as the waiter had no English at all. The creole meal
of vanilla chicken and a sausage ragout was different but tasted ok. At the end
of the meal when we asked for the bill the waiter served us this spirit which
he got out of a large container. We had no idea what it was but it burnt going
down because of its obvious high alcohol content.
... to the east coast where we had lunch at a Creole restaurant followed by another swim. Another great day. After another two fine and hot days at sea we arrived in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. We had been to Mauritius for two weeks previously for Matt Smalls wedding so had seen most of the island but had not got to Port Louis then so we elected to spend the morning in the town walking then the afternoon back on board by the pool. There was not a lot to see and we walked ...
... in a delightful bay called Manapany. Here there is a man-made deep pool with a gap on the sea side through which the waves surge at intervals. Nathalie and co are all in the water so we don't hesitate to join them (after rummaging around Sue's luggage for L&E as they hadn't come prepared!) The pool is over 2m deep but you have to be careful not to stand on the small white urchins on ...
Waking in our new home we were treated to the wonderful view from our terrace - the mountains gave way to the coast as the eye swept around. The gardens are lovely. A tall palm tree was interesting for the hanging bird nests - similar to those we had seen in Kenya, hanging from the reeds by a lake. Other delights was to see several 'bird of paradise' plants, a grapefruit tree (with fruit), lychee trees (sadly with no fruit) as well as poinsettia (huge ...