Travel Blogs from Mahebourg
Mauritius marked our farthest point from home, in terms of miles, and the mid point of our journey, in terms of time away. We planned for 6 days of sunshine and relaxation, mostly on the beach.... but alas the weatherman had different ideas. It started raining late on our first day and stayed wet for three days. However, there is more to see in …
... the amazing coral formations that are over 800 years old (as big as hills growing from the sea bed) and the colourful fish he sees. I try to look interested. We have been to Maheburg a couple of times. One day we went to a local biscuit factory, which has been making biscuits by hand since 1870. The biscuits are still made out of manioc (cassava), and sugar a a little flavouring. ...
... and then had a long walk up the coast passing numerous resorts. We could do this because all beaches in Mauritius are public. We thought this is a great law.
After soaking in some nice beach time, we made our way inland to get some views of Chamarel Falls and a place called the 7 Colored Earth. It wasn’t very big, but it was interesting to see. The iron and aluminum minerals in the soils through different compositions and levels of ...
... here when it is spoken fast.
They also speak French (all the newspapers are written in French; films at the cinema are dubbed in French; TV programmes are in French) & English. Indian languages are also spoken.
English is the official language, although nobody we met spoke it by choice. Apparently, all legal documents are in English; but they have to be translated into French so that people can understand them ...
... really hard, it wasn’t that bad and we are smarter than most people on here so we should be fine. It was annoying because the professor specifically said that we didn’t need to worry about specific dates or numbers and there ended up being a lot of questions about that exact thing.
On to India next, I’m not sure how I feel about it. I am excited to see the country and especially the Taj Mahal, but I have heard from people that it ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTyvabro Mahebourg
On the 'non-tourist' side of the island, very reasonable accommodation. Close to the airport, Blue Bay, and Ile aux Aigrettes. Clean, helpful and friendly staff, very good breakfasts. Perfect place to stay if you intend to use a rental car, or if you want to master the local buses.
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