• Mauritian cuisine amazes by its diversity, thanks to its rich cultural heritage. In addition to the well-kept secrets of our grandmothers, there are also the out-of-the-ordinary dishes that Mauritians particularly enjoy. Indeed, each Mauritian [...]

    Published On: October 14th, 20222.6 min read
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  • Have you heard of La Maison Créole Eureka located in Moka, the main area of the Moka district? A stately house which the famous Archimedes exclamation (Eureka!) inspired Alexis Jules Eugene Le Clezio when [...]

    Published On: May 6th, 20222.9 min read
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  • “Pistas sale! Pistas bwi!” (Salted pistachios! Boiled pistachios!) These words are chanted at the top of the voice by our "pistas" vendors across the island. By way of introduction, it is important to note [...]

    Published On: February 18th, 20222.5 min read
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  • The 18th century saw the arrival in Mauritius of slaves and indentured who came from different backgrounds, bringing in their luggage their own skills and especially their own habits and customs. Among them, we [...]

    Published On: December 17th, 20212.7 min read
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  • Mauritian cuisine amazes by its diversity, thanks to its rich cultural heritage. In addition to the well-kept secrets of our grandmothers, there are also the out-of-the-ordinary dishes that Mauritians particularly enjoy. Indeed, each Mauritian [...]

    Published On: October 14th, 20222.6 min read
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  • Have you heard of La Maison Créole Eureka located in Moka, the main area of the Moka district? A stately house which the famous Archimedes exclamation (Eureka!) inspired Alexis Jules Eugene Le Clezio when [...]

    Published On: May 6th, 20222.9 min read
    Read more
  • “Pistas sale! Pistas bwi!” (Salted pistachios! Boiled pistachios!) These words are chanted at the top of the voice by our "pistas" vendors across the island. By way of introduction, it is important to note [...]

    Published On: February 18th, 20222.5 min read
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  • The 18th century saw the arrival in Mauritius of slaves and indentured who came from different backgrounds, bringing in their luggage their own skills and especially their own habits and customs. Among them, we [...]

    Published On: December 17th, 20212.7 min read
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  • In bygone days, during the colonial period, in the absence of radio and television, the slaves and indentured labourers used to gather in the evenings when work was over. Part of entertainment at that [...]

    Published On: December 10th, 20212.3 min read
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  • When one recalls this small, typical coastal village in the northeast of the island, one immediately thinks of the shipwreck of the legendary Saint Géran which took place off the coast of  Poudre d [...]

    Published On: December 3rd, 20212.5 min read
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  • Please be our guest and follow us to Tamarin Bay, southwest of the island in the Black River region. In 1768, the then French governor, Daniel Dumas, and Pierre Poivre, Intendant named this village [...]

    Published On: August 20th, 20212.9 min read
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  • Mahébourg, a coastal town located in the south-east of Mauritius bears the name of a former French governor of our colonial era: Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais. Built during the brief rule of the [...]

    Published On: July 23rd, 20213.3 min read
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  • The soft breeze blew my hair away slightly cooling my cheeks and the tip of my nose. I dangled dangerously in mid-air, as I squeezed my way through the back of the car window [...]

    Published On: July 16th, 20213.8 min read
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  • Twinned with the town of Beau Bassin in 1896, the name Rose-Hill from a poetic point of view showcases the colors of pink hue projected by the setting sun on the Corps de Garde [...]

    Published On: June 25th, 20213.4 min read
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  • Let’s visit Souillac: this village situated in the south of Mauritius in the district of Savanne, is named after Vicomte François de Souillac, then French governor of Isle de France between 1779-1787. This governor [...]

    Published On: June 18th, 20212.8 min read
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  • When we mention Bel Ombre, we immediately think of the wild south of Mauritius, with on one side, its beautiful winding coastline along the sea and on the other, lush green nature. The road [...]

    Published On: June 2nd, 20212 min read
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  • A steaming hot cup of tea in hand, I watched through my window on the second floor, the rain falling gracefully, making children run, their bags over their heads. I had a nice view [...]

    Published On: January 8th, 20213.1 min read
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  • When? What? Where? No, that’ s not an English lesson but actual decisions when it comes to eating in Mauritius. Our island can easily be described as a food lover’s paradise. Since the population [...]

    Published On: January 6th, 20212.2 min read
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  • A nice beverage plays an important role in human culture. It can be a way for us to express our identity or share our hospitality. Beverages play an important part of the Mauritian culture. [...]

    Published On: November 18th, 20202.3 min read
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  • Our People, our nation. One of the greatest assets of Mauritius is, without doubt our people!! Kind hearted, sincere and welcoming. From your first footstep on the island to your last, wherever you go, [...]

    Published On: November 4th, 20201.5 min read
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  • Clear aquamarine sea, pristine white sand, green coconut palms swaying gently in the breeze. Welcome to the island of Mauritius!! The contrast in colours and the exquisiteness of our beaches are something worthy of [...]

    Published On: October 28th, 20201.6 min read
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  • In Mauritius, where ponds, lakes as well as reservoirs, water sources and rock basins abound, one can find lots of small crayfish, called in the local jargon ‘ti sevrett’ or sevrett la rivier ’. [...]

    Published On: October 9th, 20202.4 min read
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  • Do you remember our natural mattress-manufacturer? Until recently, our coconut fiber mattresses were made locally by craftsmen in Mauritius who came at home to sew them. The "matla coco", as it was called, was [...]

    Published On: October 1st, 20201.6 min read
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  • The cart driver, a short man with sun-chiseled skin, came from time to time to deliver manure to individuals. He drove his cart, pulled by an ox and using a series of sounds, he [...]

    Published On: September 29th, 20201.3 min read
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  • Till recently, the washerwomen used to go to the river or washrooms to do their laundry. It was there that the ladies could take time to chat or meet with their peers. Laundry itself [...]

    Published On: September 24th, 20201.6 min read
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  • "Boutey, boutey!" – Bottles, bottles ! : shouted our bottles’ buyer. In terms of recycling, he was well ahead of our era, our bottles’ buyer. Already crisscrossing Mauritius at that time, on foot or [...]

    Published On: September 22nd, 20200.8 min read
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  • It is hard to imagine that before Mauricio, the metro that currently connects the city of Rose-Hill to Port Louis, our elders saw the conversion of some of our roads to a railway in [...]

    Published On: September 18th, 20201.7 min read
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  • He would wake up before dawn, ride his bicycle on which was fixed a large milk-churn. He moved from house to house in Mauritius to deliver fresh milk while activating his horn and shouting [...]

    Published On: September 15th, 20201 min read
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  • Who remembers the red wax flooring at our grandmothers' homes? Who still recalls the smell of red wax to which Turpentine essence was added to help clear all spots on the floor once weekly? [...]

    Published On: September 11th, 20201 min read
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  • Many are not aware that football forms an integral part of the Mauritian culture. The English Premier League is especially appreciated by Mauritians. This passion for the English Championship has been passed on from [...]

    Published On: July 31st, 20201.7 min read
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  • Does confinement heighten all of our senses?! I cannot really answer this question, however it is clear that the level of pollution has significantly decreased these days, our gardens are bright with different shades [...]

    Published On: May 14th, 20202.4 min read
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  • The Covid-19 related pandemic strongly calls us out… For those who spent time with our elders, we were often told : “save and don’t squander!” As Mauritius is facing this pandemic, some of those [...]

    Published On: May 5th, 20202.6 min read
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  • In the North: The beautiful red-roofed chapel of Cap Malheureux is worth a stop. As children scatter bread crumbs over the green lawn, red cardinal fodies, with their bright scarlet feathering, flock and hop [...]

    Published On: March 11th, 20202.8 min read
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  • What do the English Premier League and horse racing have in common in Mauritius? Both sports have a large, avid following and emphasise the British colonial heritage of our island. Football, and the English [...]

    Published On: January 16th, 20202.3 min read
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  • In Mauritius, the return of sunny days in the last months of the year is an invitation to celebrate. Festivities start at the end of October with Divali, a Hindu festival in honour of [...]

    Published On: December 26th, 20191.5 min read
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  • Sometimes, without notice, memories of days gone by flood into our wandering mind. Memories of our childhood, like the washing stone, on which we used to wash our clothes, and the smell of blue [...]

    Published On: November 14th, 20194.2 min read
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  • Long before the big holiday season in Mauritius, trail enthusiasts consult the events calendar for races planned over the new season. In order to keep fit and to better tackle the run, they do [...]

    Published On: July 12th, 20194.1 min read
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  • 3:30am: the neighborhood is already awake! Houses are brightly lit, as it is still dark and well before dawn, but the atmosphere remains hushed, quiet. Doors start to open one by one. The local [...]

    Published On: May 30th, 20195.3 min read
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  • Knock knock! This is not someone tapping on a door, waiting to be let in. That is the sound I heard as I passed a small wooden door. What kind of task was the [...]

    Published On: April 25th, 20194.4 min read
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  • As Mauritians all around the country gather to celebrate 51 years of Independence, let us take a look at the history of tourism in Mauritius. From a small British colony mostly focused on agriculture [...]

    Published On: March 11th, 20191.3 min read
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  • Kung Shee Fat Choy!! I dare you to find a single Mauritian, no matter the ethnic background, who does not know what these words mean! In fact, this is how we wish a Happy [...]

    Published On: February 4th, 20196.3 min read
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  • We have all heard about the holiday of Epiphany or The Epiphany Tart, celebrated on the first Sunday of January (if it is not the 01st of course). Well, at home, in Mauritius, we [...]

    Published On: January 10th, 20194.4 min read
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  • You, who aren’ t of this land born, have a try, unfold a world map, trail your soul, husking the wide ocean from north to south. Only an acute concentration can [...]

    Published On: December 28th, 20188.4 min read
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  • The end-of-year celebrations in Mauritius are the prime time for all kinds of outdoor fun with nature following suit by oozing with deliciously festive flavours and colours. What a change it makes to wake [...]

    Published On: December 21st, 20181.8 min read
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  • When technology endangers cultural heritage This is a topical subject nowadays: the human race is becoming increasingly anti-social, people are more and more connected and are no longer interested in mingling with their peers. [...]

    Published On: October 25th, 20184.1 min read
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  • Street food is like a second religion for the people of Mauritius and there is no single street corner on the island without a vendor selling some tasty local delicacies and refreshing drinks. Mauritius [...]

    Published On: September 20th, 20182.3 min read
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  • I hate to disappoint anyone, but this is sadly not a reference to the ultra famous show, Game of Thrones (I cannot wait for season 8, by the way). This actually is literally about [...]

    Published On: August 2nd, 20184.5 min read
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  • Nature moulds, man embellishes so that this homeland shines the divine, rooting his presence. Thus, this land of mine in the limit south, garlanded by the deep blue sea, enrobed by evergreen mounts, subdued [...]

    Published On: July 19th, 20184.5 min read
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