Getting to the island on the national carrier.
I flew there and back on the same aircraft
And before you ask, they do have more than one plane in their fleet.
My first port of call.
On the west coast...
for a change I was able to get up late as I did not need to photograph sunrises.
A Pirogue is a small boat.
The roofs of the hotel are designed to look like the sails of that type of craft
The old swimming pool is now a water feature...
The management and staff of this hotel set the tone for my stay on Mauritius.
Service excellence is a National attribute.
Some of the bird life on the island might look familiar to South African visitors.
We know this as a Common House Sparrow
And a common pest that I have found at almost every destination I have ever visited...
An Indian Minor
In the capital, Port Louis, I did find some local craft.
These statues, carved on the spot by well known local artist PEM
I wonder how this anchor got to be in this condition.
From the market...
This is the fish section.
Due to religion and customs, there are separate sections for beef, pork,goat and chicken
This airline offers 10 daily and 3 night flights a week from Johannesburg
There are 3 direct return flights a week from Cape Town
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