ASIS Abu Dhabi travel blog

Riding the local bus in Mauritius

Little local girl at the beach

Lee glows in the sunset

The sand is fine and white

Lee in his photo taking pose

Beautiful sunset at our Flic en Flac beach


Before leaving this morning, I again emailed Roshan, the apartment owner with some concerns we had. One was requesting beach and dish towels, the other was to get some sink stops so I could do dishes. Along with the odour still being a concern, I also mentioned we had a seen a large cockroach.

With a mission of getting Al a sim card so we have some access to cellular data like google maps, the three of us waited briefly at the bus stop and hopped on headed to a mall a short distance out of town. Cascavelle was a small all with a few shopping venues, a grocery store, and a couple of places to get a sim card. The food court here was small but had some tasty choices.

As for the bus system here, you get on, find a seat then pay a 'conductor' of sorts as he walks around the bus while its moving to give you a ticket. Music plays, sometimes loud and always Segae (like Regae) Thankfully there are signs for no smoking so when one of the locals lit up I just turned to point to the sign and he put it away.

Al successfully got his iPad all set up so upon our return to the apartment the beach called us once again. Al also investigated the rental of a small car and we stopped at a tourist office to book a boat trip up the east coast. Thursday had an opening so we booked that.

Lucky for Al and Lee, the tourist office had an ad for 'Golf Buddy Mauritius'. The idea was for a member of a golf club to be your buddy for the day so that tourists could afford the price of golfing in Mauritius. Brendan was the member with the great idea for Golf Buddy. He could get Al or any tourist a good price to golf and he in turn could golf free and have someone to golf with.

The apartment still had an odour so spending time in it was gross. Every evening about 6pm we waited for sunset over the ocean and were never disappointed. The sun was setting about 6:45pm at this time of year.


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