TripAdvisor Reviews Villa Joricho Port Louis
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... to him’. Strangely, many other neighbouring stallholders encouraged this, ‘you must talk to him, say hello.’ Finding this collective behaviour gruesomely intriguing, my limited language skills did not allow me to gain any insight into why all these ladies should insist my four year old (who has a speech delay) should discourse with a marron. Anyway, as I digress, my point was, everyone has a right the be here. I couldn’t detect any ...
After over 8 days at
sea we made landfall in Mauritius. No, they were not boring days,
there were plenty of activities organised by the cruise management to
entertain the passengers besides our own projects that we had brought
together with reading books and the daily newsletter.
This was punctuated by
meals (of the sumptuous variety) and then the hard work of working
them off. Did you know that 5 mins / 1 km on the ...
... cruise buddies, Jean, joined us and we were off to see the south island sites – the crater at Trou aux Cerfs, Mare aux Vocas lake, Holy Lake Grand Bassin, Black River Gorge (a viewing point really), Chamarel waterfall and Chamarel (home of the “seven-colored earth”). As a bonus, we also convinced our guide, Ibrahim, to stop at the Chamarel Rum Distillery, Le Rhumerie de Chamarel, for a little taste.
The crater at Trou aux ...
... grounds offshore where marlin, sharks and barracuda dodge deep sea anglers. The Fort, or citadel as it is often referred, is really not much to see. Entry is free but the real highlight is the view looking down towards the port. There is a lovely park in the city near the National Museum and Government office with beautiful banyon and flame trees which were in bloom.
... etc. It's where you can buy cheap souvenirs and the shopkeepers speak a little of every language. Apparently, not many Japanese people go to Mauritius, so every little shop we passed, everyone was like "Nihao! Nihao!" We bought a cute little beach bag for $5 and some more of those Harem Pants for $7 or so. The quality isn't so good, but the price makes it ok.
And after that, the guides brought us to a "nicer" mall with many high-end brands. ...