Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens

The Mauritian Botanical Gardens was named after Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, a Mauritian politician in the mid-1960’s, who led the independence movement, was the first Prime Minister and Chief Minister, and was Governor General. He’s affectionately known as the “Father of the Nation”, and subsequently has several places named after him – one of which is […]

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The Chamarel Sands

Sorry for the teaser in the Black River Gorges post – but I truly felt that the Chamarel Sands deserved it’s own post. As I was saying in my previous post – the Chamarel Sands are in the Black River Gorges, in the Riviere Noire district of Mauritius. They’re not as famous as the Peruvian […]

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Black River Gorges

It was a beautiful day for a road trip to see the Chamarel Sands and the Black River Gorges. It was bright, sunny, and nothing but clear blue sky. Until it rained. It poured and poured for what seemed like hours. But on we drove – desperate to see the famous Black River Gorges – […]

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Tookay Temple

Tookay Temple is another Hindu temple in Mauritius, located in Camp Diable, Savanne. Its a wonderfully coloured temple, with intricate statues, carvings, colouring, and detail. Upon arriving the first thing that captures you attention is the rainbow pyramid that rises from the temple up to the sky. Unfortunately the temple itself was vandalised in an […]

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Temples On A Mountain

Just a quick note: I apologise for posting with a delay. I’ve run into a few technical and software issues in the past month or so. This has to be by far one of the best things about my Mauritius trip. So on the first day of the new year, my boyfriend, cousin, her boyfriend, […]

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First Time To India?

By Guest Blogger Sandra Jeffries   The question starts on the plane when you’ve not even landed in the country “First time to India?” And after spending your first jet-lagged day in a large Indian city like Delhi you’re thinking that a once only trip would be the most common response. But, when the last […]

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Labourdonnais

Situated to the north of Mauritius is a grand Chatêau known as Labourdonnais. If you’ve been in Mauritius for a few days and have ventured out to buy alcohol you might’ve noticed the not so subtle amounts of Labourdonnais Rum everywhere. Almost as if it’s the rum of Mauritius. The Chatêau itself was built in the […]

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Île Aux Cerfs

It started out as a lovely day. A bit of a drizzle of rain on the road trip from Flic-en-Flac to Île Aux Cerfs. My cousins had gone out on a day trip – visited the waterfalls, went on speedboats, went parasailing, had a three-course meal. They pre-booked it all. We made the mistake of […]

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