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Trip Start Mar 11, 2006
Trip End Jun 02, 2006

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Monday, May 22, 2006

It did not take us very long to settle into the rhythm of life in Trou d'Eau Douce. Translated literally, the name of the village means "sweet water hole". It is where the river meets the ocean; the fresh water meets the salt water. The spot is actually about 200 meters from our house. Local women gather there everyday to do laundry on the rocks. We like Trou d'Eau Douce because it has maintained the charm of the old Mauritius. Life is very relaxed here, the people are friendly, traffic is light and there is always a party after sunset.

As for us, we love it here. We are getting to know the people and the village fairly well. We even pay the local rate for a cab, not the tourist rate which is often up to 10 times the price. To know what we have been up to, check our the accompanying album and the descriptions for each photo.
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ruth0 on

great holiday
well once again I retrieved my password and am able to tell you how much I enjoy the pictures you are posting. I did notice that Gilles picture was labeled ' catch of the day' xo

seaspree on

Amazing photos!!
Hey Melissa, Gilles and girls,

I just had a chance to go through a whole bunch of your photos. What a wonderful trip you're having. Everyone looks so happy and the places and things you are seeing are most gorgeous. Makes me so eager to get traveling and see some sights again.

Thanks again for sharing your adventures this way!


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