Mauritius - the Hub of my holiday

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pampelmousse with amazonian lilly

After being in the developing world, mauritius was a sight for sore eyes and the beginning of a new phase of my trip.
I came and went via mauritius as a hub for travelling elsewhere, my first passage out of mauritius I organised on my first day in port louis, I pre-booked all my flights in the area without booking any accomodation.
I would travel first to reunion then onward to the seychelles, come back to mauritius and then fly out to rodriguez (island) for a few days and back again before coming home.
I decide to go to reunion via boat simply because it was available and although it wasnt that straight forward to organise it was was done in the few days I was in mauritius - port louis.
The port itself is a capital like anywhere else, with good and bad points: useful conveniences, schmaltzy tourism , good eating and a dark and shady side.
Verdant and well tended

The botanic gardens at pampelmousses is definitely worth the trip north for, give yourself a whole day to see that and the sugar museum.
I left the museum till last that day though and didnt give myself enough time to see it all before it shut for the day,  give yourself a couple of hours to see it properly and it's more than the history of sugar, it's the history of mauritius , with many parallels to what the other islands went through in their turbulent past.
I gave myself a week in mauritius till the 10th where i'd take the ferry to reunion.
Next entry will be on the 6th October to flic-en-flac to get a taste of the mauritius that the brochure's promise.
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pampelmousse with amazonian lilly
pampelmousse with amazonian lilly
Verdant and well tended
Verdant and well tended
Old buddha tree.. bent, broken but…
Old buddha tree.. bent, broken bu…
Botanical shade
Botanical shade
Pampelmousse change of season.
Pampelmousse change of season.
Lizard hides in the shrubbery
Lizard hides in the shrubbery
yet another imported Indian!
yet another imported Indian!
Bright finch common to the islands
Bright finch common to the islands
Froggie!
Froggie!
Big tortoises say We there yet?
Big tortoises say 'We there yet?'
Near ladventure d sucre , volcan…
Near l'adventure d' sucre , volca…
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photo by: EmyG