Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Saturday, May 28, 2005
This is black river... It is where the Gorges trail ends, about 10 km from the start. It was refreshing and painful at the same time; the cold water felt nice on the hot feet, but the rocks on the riverbed were very very uncomfortable to step on. I would have left my shoes on, but then it's quite a battle to dry them properly!!
Friday, May 27, 2005
This was during my second outing in Mauritius. We went to Gorges which is a hiking trail in the mountains. From left to right there's Swaley from IT, Amelia, Nubia and Nadine the accountant. All the trees on the sides are Guava; there is yellow and red. The yellow ones are sweet and the red are sour. People collect bags of them to make jam.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
David has a good short game but is afraid of using woods! We went out to play with his instructor and he used his 3 wood... He was striking the ball solid! The course is at Trou Aux Biches, which is relatively close to Grand Bay; it's only 9 holes, but it's very nice for a quick play. It is well kept.
Marie Luce & Shifa
Monday, May 23, 2005
For 25 rupees (about $1) two little kids will perform a synchronized dive from the top of this water falls! It was a bit late when we went there, everyone was gone so we didn't get to see the kids diving, and it's also the reason this picture didn't come out very well. However, this place is appearently very crowed during the day, especially on a Sunday; I guess it's a sort of priviledge to see the falls in their natural state without human interaction.
Sandy & Kevin
Shakela and Cavita are two of three sisters I met in Mauritius; the other one is Sandy. There is a fourth sister, Amita, whom I have heard of but not yet met. They have Mauritian parents but were raised in England and currently reside there. Shakela and Sandy work in the Answer Plus office in London, while Cavita is a costume designer for theater and films. Genuinely nice women.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Friday, May 20, 2005
Pizza n Pasta
David is the owner of this place, and really they have the best Italian food in Mauritius! It's a rather interesting place this restaurant... It has a sort of petting zoo with goats, rabbits, ducks, peacocks and other ornamental animals. It's a great place to sit down and talk over nice food... Pascal, the manager, just got married this week to the bar tender Nathalie; best wishes!
This is the view from my balcony in Mauritius. It's in Grand Bay which is a district in the north of the island. Everything is really nice there, I have everything I need within walking distance: supermarket, bank, gym... The office is about 30 minutes away by car. I guess the island is not big in itself but once you're here everything appears to be so far, you have drive and drive; it seems infinite sometimes. Anyway, I love the place and feel very at ease here.