Friday, October 31, 2014

I return to Port Louis, Mauritius...with SummerTimes

Off on the new highway towards Port Louis.
This was still under construction during my last visit in 2013

A Tamil Temple on the side of the highway

At 860m this is not quite Kilimanjaro,
but the rock on the right hand side does a great balancing act.

We stopped of in Grand Baie...
It is difficult to get a shot without tourists getting involved.

A Heron, almost blending into the volcanic rock

I have never seen an ice-cream truck like this before...
Pimp my truck!

Port Louis has the oldest race track in the Southern Hemisphere.
We went to the Citadel to have a look at the views out over the city

Back in the city center,
traffic congestion is the name of the game

Street vendors abound

I do like these street lights

She must have been a busy woman,
as she also has a street named after her in South Africa

Modern technology is everywhere

Back again...

I do hope that these are tied down.

This local wood carver is well known internationally.

A couple of the waterfront buildings

A bridge too far?
Going nowhere slowly?
Currently, just going nowhere.
There is no longer a working railroad on the island

These buildings dot the landscape.
They used to process lime.

I counted more cemeteries that I have ever seen before.
I have been told that space is now becoming a problem
and cremations are being encouraged

Happy election bunting...
These are the colours of the ruling party.

I can highly recommend SummerTimes

Vinay took us to Port Louis
He was punctual, knowledgeable and  passionate.
A good combination for a driver/guide. 

Aside from airport and inter hotel transfers,
they also offer a variety of excursions around the island
And considering that Mauritius is only 45km across and 65km from top to bottom,
nothing is too far away.

Visit their website to see the current specials
and flight times to and from South Africa

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