A week in Mauritius: Part 1

After a long 13 hour journey, I reached Mauritius last night. I flew via Emirates which is becoming one of my top Airlines to fly with.

I reached Blue Bay just after the sun had set and checked into my room. I was told that I am close to the ocean but it was too dark to see anything. I am staying at Chautevent guest house – seems to be a family run business. And so far it is wonderful. Very nice room: clean, big and a wonderful hot shower (I can sleep on the floor or on a bad bed but a hot shower is a luxury I like to have). I slept well and when I got up this morning this was the view:

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The ocean is indeed 30 seconds from the room and it is wonderful. There is something special about waking up to the sound of waves.

After breakfast and a bit of relaxing, I took the bus to Mahebourg, a village (or small town) 20 mins away. It was a sleepy town and there wasn’t much to do but the sea is close and the view just stunning…

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This day is turning out to be great. So far, the positive experiences are

1. Locals: they are friendly and lovely. The local restaurant has some great food and the folks that work there are always smiling and ready to help you.

2. The beach: The beach is a minute away from the hotel and it was full of families having picnics, kids swimming and locals going about their lives: a wonderful sight.

The only negative experience was some dude asking me 200 rupees for a tow truck (no accident in sight) and he refused to ask the locals for help – a scam for tourists I guess.

I am loving what I see here so far. The best part, my friend’s wedding is yet to happen and that is what I am looking forward to the most.

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