Le Saint Georges
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... this was built by the British to defend themselves against possible invaders. After they built it, no one ever tried to invade. I think that the British were being a bit cautious as well. I am starting to think that Mauritius is a very cautious place. We get really good views over the city and the harbour from the top of the walls of the fort.
We drive down into the main part of the city, and Ibrahim drops us off at the market. It is a bit chaotic. We walk between ...
... all out of sync and none of them followed the raceguide but the place was heaving and full of dodgy looking types. Just like Aintree but with more respectable people. The next task was to watch the Arsenal v Liverpool game and some of the Utd game sandwiched in between saying goodbye to family and my last meal in Mauritius. The trip to the airport was a bit of a downer as I was genuinely sad to be leaving, ...
... so back on to the crowded motorway for our return to Port Louis. There were some
impressive office buildings on the way, none as outstanding as that of the Mauritius Commercial Bank building.
Whilst it was cool in the mountains we came back to reality upon re-entering the heat and
humidity of Port Louis. Thus it was with some relief that we re-boarded our air conditioned floating hotel in preparation for the next adventure.
... their dinner table, and many also collect rain water to supplement public supplies. They also have a large flower industry for export, with the product reaching Europe within 24 hours of harvest.
One final comment. Ibrahim mentioned that Mauritius is engaged in off-shore banking which allows the elite to hide their funds from the tax man. Which brings me back to my comments about capital punishment – those with the capital ...
... pickpockets. The streets throng with pedestrians shopping for produce, fish, clothing, souvenirs, and anything you can think of. The population is cosmopolitan with people from a variety of backgrounds and religions.
The architecture of the city is lovely, both the old colonial styles as well as the modern structures, as is the architecture of its modern airport at Mahebourg. ...