Maurice, a postcard travel destination? Absolutely, it’s an awfully touristy island, but if you go out of this way to explore it, it’s much more interesting than that
Bonzour Maurice, mo apel Christine, mwen se franse, kontan rankontre ou! Hello Mauritius!
Once the beach has been walked, sunbathed, rum tasted and the mines frits swallowed, to truly appreciate this destination you must discover the everyday life of Mauritians. And to do this, you have to stay there for a long time. More than a honeymoon, more than a week of sunbathing and cruises.
An exceptional blend that makes the trip to Mauritius unique
Tourism, yes but not too much!
Visiting the Labourdonnais castle, while luxury and refinement is bathed in voluptuous calm: that is the spirit of Mauritius!
To enjoy this travel to Mauritius, you must choose places where you can taste your bol renversé straight out of a local food truck
To love this trip to Mauritius, choose beaches where Mauritians meet with family
How about, glaçon rapé (fresh drinks) to the bicycle salesman, scented mangoes? Watching children play on the beach, climbing tamarisk trees, getting exhausted by splashing around in the water.
The adventure is more in the spectacle of families gathering on the beach on Sundays. They sing religious songs in chorus, play the guitar, cheerful and fraternal.
The adventure in Mauritius is travelling by public transport, in run-down buses
Getting off the tourist paths of Mauritius is easy. It’s getting lost, picked up by a tired car, stopping on the road to drink sugar cane juice from the stalk, just by going to cut a “thatch” at the edge of the field.
The pleasure of tasting a coconut opened with an expert hand armed with a huge knife. To eat it without a spoon, with a piece of cut bark.
Mauritius is to be discovered in the heart of the villages little frequented by tourists. So let’s stop at a crowded shop, full to the ceiling, to buy a packet of kleenex and stay there for a few hours chatting with the Mauritians. That is much better to buy your vindaye in a shack and flee the luxurious restaurants with artificial decorations.
Discover Mauritius root, explore Mauritius by foot!
But above all, in Mauritius, you have to walk on the paths, along the beaches, make many detours. And when tiredness comes, you just have to lift your thumb and get hitchhiked by any car and go home to drink one last deliciously rum-tinged blend. Then lie down under the fan, sleep well and wake up at dawn, with the sun… and start again.
Salam, mersi bokou, orevwa, wè ou talè!
The most beautiful hotel in Mauritius is the Elysée!
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