Mauritius
Mauritius

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  • Day4

    Driving around the island

    July 16 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Drive around the Southern part of the island took us through Sugar Cane fields, along a rocky coastline and through little villages.

    The weather went from sunny to drizzly to stormy and back to sunshine again. 3 seasons in 1 day 😁

  • Day7

    Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

    July 19 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Ganga Talao (commonly known as Grand Bassin) is a crater lake and home to many Hindu temples. These temples are dedicated to some of the Gods including Lord Hanuman, Goddess Ganga and Lord Ganesh. Mangal Mahadev - a 33 m statue of the Hindu God Shiva stands with his trident at the entrance.

    During Maha Shivaratri, a festival celebrated annually in honor of Lord Shiva, pilgrims in Mauritius walk bare feet from their homes to the lake. It is a major festival in Hinduism, and this festival is solemn and marks a remembrance of "overcoming darkness and ignorance" in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting and meditating on ethics and virtues such as self-restraint, honesty, non-injury to others, forgiveness, and the discovery of Shiva.
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  • Day2

    Frühstück mal anders

    May 31 in Mauritius ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Ich war heute schon früh wach - ich will unbedingt den Pool testen. Markus bekomme ich noch nicht aus dem Bett 🛌, daher gedulde ich mich noch bis dann um 8 der Wecker klingelt. Vom Balkon sehe ich, dass der Poolboy noch sauber macht also warte ich geduldig in der Küche. Gegen halb neun kommt schon unsere - wie soll ich sagen - Hausdame? Wir begrüßen uns und dann fängt sie an für uns das Frühstück zu machen. Endlich kommt dann auch Markus runter und es geht ab in den Pool. Uhhhh etwas frisch - aber nach 2 Bahnen geht es. Die anderen 2 Appartements scheinen noch nicht bewohnt zu sein und der Pool gehört uns ganz alleine - echt cool 😎. Nach 30 Bahnen habe ich dann genug und jetzt auch ordentlich Appetit. Das Frühstück ist nun auch fertig und wird auf der Terrasse serviert. Frische Crêpes mit Orange, Obst, Kaffee, frischer Fruchtsaft (Mango mit ?) und Markus bekommt auch seine Frühstückseier. Irgendwie fühlt es sich komisch an so bedient zu werden. Nach 4 Crêpes Brot und Obst bin ich pappsatt. Wir machen uns für den Strand fertig und als wir wieder unten sind ist alles aufgeräumt und blitzblank. Ich glaub‘ die gute Fee nehm‘ ich mit nach Deutschland 😉.Read more

  • Day15

    Heading home

    July 1, 2017 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    After a 6am pick-up, we're now heading home after a lovely two weeks in Mauritius. It was a shame that Dave, Julie and Laura were unable to join us but I hope they get to enjoy the place as much as we have when they do come.
    I'm sure we've all put on weight and will be on diets/gym routines on our return!
    Exciting times await on our return - Adam starts his placement, Emma goes headlong into her Uni course and new role, and Allison and I head to Dublin for a long weekend in 2 weeks time 😁
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  • Day177

    Azuri Village, Mauritius

    October 30, 2017 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    We took a very short flight to Mauritius, our last stop in Africa. We’re taking time here after 6 months in Africa to intentionally not do much. We’re staying in an apartment and are able to cook for ourselves for 10 days, taking advantage of fresh veggies and fruit, exercising and resetting before the chaos of India. Mauritius is about the same size as Reunion and doesn’t seem as well developed (except in the booming resort areas). The majority of people here are Hindu and so it has a very different feel from other places we’ve visited so far and is a good transition for us before India.Read more

  • Day2

    Evening sun

    June 18, 2017 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    After a good flight with Air Mauritius, we've made it to Merville Beach Hotel in Grand Baie - our home for the next fortnight.
    The rooms are spacious and it's a one minute walk to the beach, restaurant and pool - lovely.
    The girls enjoyed their first cocktail before going to Yoga. Adam and I played dominoes whilst drinking a beer and then returned to the beach to watch the sun go down.🍹🍻Read more

  • Day3

    SUP & Glass bottom boat day

    June 19, 2017 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    After dealing with my stolen credit card, Emma showed us her new water-based skill developed in Bournemouth before we all set out in the glass bottom boat to see the coral and a variety of fish. As usual, I felt sick from about 10 mins into the 45 min trip!
    Once ashore I walked the length of the bay to get my land legs back.
    Taught Adam and Emma how to play crib during pre dinner drinks .
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  • Day4

    An activity day

    June 20, 2017 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    We cycled to Cap Malheureux in the morning and visited some lovely beaches. Then before lunch, Adam and I went out on a pedalo. After lunch, Emma and I each took a Stand-Up Paddleboard out to sea - wondered if I'd drift to Africa but managed to turn it round eventually! Tonight's entertainment is Bollywood but I feel I've done enough activities for one day 😁.Read more

  • Day5

    Into town for tour negotiations

    June 21, 2017 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    After a breakfast by the pool we took a stroll into Grand Baie and arranged the underwater walk for Emma and Adam plus the day tour to see the sights of Mauritius.
    Then we returned to Merville Beach where I gave my new snorkel mask an outing. Adam and I then played with the water ball before he set off for a couple of laps of water skiing. I took afternoon tea with Allison and Emma before watching the sunset.Read more

  • Day6

    An underwater sea walk

    June 22, 2017 in Mauritius ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    After a leisurely start, we walked to a local beach where Adam and Emma caught the transfer boat to the Underwater Sea Walk platform. After donning their breathing helmets they walked amongst the coral and were visited by several fish. Viewing fish was the main activity of the day as Adam and I both saw a variety of fish during our afternoon snorkel. Another lovely sunset to end another great day.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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