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The home of the late great dodo bird, Mauritius has clear aquamarine blue water, warm, white sand beaches and palm trees lining the shores. Mark Twain was right, heaven must be modeled after Mauritius!
At this point of our voyage, we are halfway through our semester, so at our universities at home we would be on fall break. Because we are …
... Awesome. I quickly discovered I was the ONLY guest at the 12 room hotel. The next morning I headed down to the pool area where Rajen and his assistant, Suraj were waiting for me. Rajen said something to Suraj and he scurried into the kitchen. They brought out tea, mini grilled cheese sandwiches without the crust, a large croissant, yogurt, and a banana and watched me eat. It was over the top service and super nice, but very uncomfortable. I encouraged them to sit down to join me ...
... out. I figured that would be a hany rope-ish tool. But I didnt have sicsors to cut off the ear buds and the adapter. Solution: The nail file. With a quick little fix...wala...a strap.
The owner of the Dive Shop took me diving himself. We went for 2 dives, again seeing all the usual suspects. As the previous two days, the beach followed. It was super crowded because of the holiday. Locals sat under the shade. There were several with drums and played music for the women ...
Mauritius was a nice little island get away...Especially after midterms and being on the ship for 6 days straight. Going to Mauritius was interesting because I hadn't perviously heard of the island and before I left I was watching the travel channel and they were talking about how nice the beaches were there. A few days later I look at my itinerary and realized I was ...
... straight into clear blue ocean is just a colour feast.
I then headed back to the standard bank offices but whilst taking in the scenery had left my slip slops on the beach and now needed to quickly purchase some new ones before running into the Standard Bank offices – Rps60 later I ran in 5 minutes late to my meeting at Standard Bank in my jeans and with my new bright pink and blue slip slops- only in Mauritius! Then it was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service