Mauritius , One more time
Grand Baie Travel Blog› entry 17 of 17 › view all entries
November 1st, 2008 – by: chaosprism
I spent the first day after arriving going on the sailing ship ; Isla Mauritia, the oldest still sailing vessel of it's type.
I did look around at the night life, but actually spent most of my time talking to locals selling stuff at the local food stalls outside. I didnt actually decide to venture in and my clothing wasnt really up to it at the end of my trip. I ate from many a food stall that night and didnt get sick from anything that I ate. However I did get sick eating from the four star hotel on my last day but this is some personal allergy I have to something in some indian food dishes which stops my body digesting the food. There was nothing wrong with the quality of the food.
I ate dohl puri from the main street vendors in grand baie for breakfast, which is a thin indian bread filled with various vegie pastes.
I did an undersea mini-sub trip on one of the other days which was a once off interesting little thing. The beach at grand baie isnt very good, so if you're wanting beaches other parts of mauritius are definitely better. Even the beach to the east of grand baie is a big step up.
I flew home on the 4th of november, extremely happy (though a fair bit poorer) that it'd chosen this spot for my holidays. After my Canada & Hawaii trip in 2007 I was thinking more about pacific islands but choosing the more exotic and out of the way western indian ocean islands I'd recommend to anyone.
Seychelles though beautiful is very expensive and annoying currency wise, reunion is amazing but difficult without a fluent french speaker with you , mauritius is a bit of everything; the cheaper option and shows fragments of what you'll see in the other areas anyway. So if you're budget is limited and you want a taste of what's on offer in the area mauritius is a good first step. I found the people in all the islands to be very friendly and outside of some localised parts of port louis and antananarivo I felt very safe.
If you have any questions or want more detail on any aspect of my trip ask away and I'll see if I can remember.
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