TripAdvisor Reviews Cape Garden Port Louis
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... experience, as many of the staff of board our ship are Mauritian and had told us how good the vegetarian street food ois. So, we were taken to a ‘restaurant’, large and empty. The oppressively low, textured ceiling was accentuated by many pillars and a dimpled effect, so it resembled a mediaeval cathedral crypt, but with hot pink walls. It was entirely surreal. It took a while for the waitress to come to us, and while she was ...
... Muslim but live in close harmony together.
About 7 years ago we
had a week in Mauritius and checked out most of the northern part of
the island and Port Louis. This time we thought that we would take
in the southern part. Excursions were organised by the ship but we
decided to do our own thing. Once ashore, and after some inevitable
haggling, we threw our lot in with Mr Kahn who assured us that he
would give us the best tour!! ...
... put it at 55%. As you can tell by his name, he was a Muslim (a “comfortable” Muslim as he admitted he didn’t have the time to pray 5 times a day). In any case, the Bassin is the site of a huge annual pilgrimage to a gigantic statue, 108 feet tall, of Lord Shiva. Across the street from that statue, they are building another statue of another deity, Durga Maa Bhavani, also to be 108 feet tall. We understand that during the months ...
... 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. ...
... didn't want to see that because there isn't much to do and I can buy Hugo Boss and Diesel in Tokyo or California for a cheaper price... However, there was this one hand-made glassware shop and my mom spent a long time buying lots of stuff there. Also, it was my friends' birthdays so we bought them something from there, too - earrings and bottle opener.
Finally, we went back on the boat and enjoyed a nice boat ride back to the hotel dock.