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Mar 21, 2014 - Port Louis, Mauritius

3/21 – 3/23 Another two sea days and 1097 miles brought us to Port Louis, Mauritius. On one of those sea days we took a galley (kitchen) tour. The galley prepares food for up to 1380 passengers and 620 crew members. The galley staff consists of 96 persons supervised by an executive chief. Some examples of weekly consumption include: 8500 lbs of meet, 3814 lbs poultry, 1875 lbs fish, 2575 lbs seafood, 12,500 lbs fresh vegetables, 4750 lbs of potatoes, 200 gallons of ice cream and 18040 eggs. And Joan and I did our part to keep up the...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Mauritius, the Seychelles and Johannesburg

Mauritius: Arriving in Mauritius after dark, we collected our hire car and drove the 20km to our guest house Le Dodo. Yes almost everything in Mauritius has some reference to that flightless, but unfortunately very tasty, extinct bird. We showered and wandered across the road to a lovely restaurant where we eagerly devoured a 3 course creole feast. Hello flavour, where have you been? We ate the light and spicy seafood meal we have been craving! We then spent a week driving around the 2000 square km island sampling its beaches, diving in...

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Oct 20, 2010 - The Island of Mauritius

MAURITIUS I had never heard of the country of Mauritius before the Semester at Sea trip, but for those of you who don’t know, it is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean (a couple hundred miles northwest of Madagascar). It is an island of 1.5 million people and where much of the world’s sugar cane is grown. Geographically, it is a tiny island though. It has a large Indian population and because of this the dominant religion is Hinduism. Being we were only staying for the night we didn’t pre-book any hotels or activities, but that doesn’t...

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Apr 6, 2010 - Port Louis, Mauritius Island; April 6, 2010

A large island & so many things to do! The tours arranged today were all 8 hrs to 10 hrs & most involved a lot of driving or riding to points of interest to see or do. Because Ellie is still feeling less than up to par and the heat is still very high, we decided to stay in & not go out, even to town on the shuttle. Therefore, I do not have an entry to discuss or tell you about things to experience while on Mauritius island, nor do I have too many photos other than the skyline, approach & harbor pictures as we entered Port Louis. With a...

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Mar 3, 2010 - Mauritius

Mauritius Monday, March 1, 2010 Immigration was handled a little differently today. Our passports have been held by the ship’s purser while we’re on board, but when we get into some ports we have to present our passports to officers. In Mauritius we had to wait until either our tour or alphabetical group was called. The sound system doesn’t carry well into our cabins, so whenever I heard the chime, I opened my door to hear the announcement; that meant while I as dressing and putting on my make-up. A number of tour groups got called and...

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University At Sea

Nov 27, 2009 - Mauritius - Day of Relaxation

It was a bittersweet morning as it was our last breaky together enjoying the lovely views of the beach. Even Sashi made it to breakfast to talk. (Lynner, it reminded me of our Ixtapa trip...and "Mr. I luv u too much guy") We once again really enjoyed viewing the crowd during breaky.. Amazing how people interact or really don't interact with people. We were going to take full advantage of the resort and spend a full day relaxing. We decided to liven up this Mis-matched Maritius Island....we started to make everyone have a little more...

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Nov 26, 2009 - Mauritius - Lion Walk

Happy Turkey Day to all!!! Since I will not be home, I want to wish everyone a fanstic day with friends and family. I am very thankful for great friends and family, and this trip has constantly reminded me to appreciate the tiny things in life we take for granted. I have seen so many others less fortunate than I am yet so happy and content...cherish those moments! Once again worried about the weather...so happy to see the sun shining when I opened the curtains. We got John again for our private driver for our trip to the west coast of the...

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Nov 25, 2009 - Mauritius - Day at Sea

My alarm went off at 7am and it felt like I just closed my eyes!! Quickly opened the drapes and it was sunny!! The tour operator was able to book the boat trip...wohoo! We rushed out the door to get to the harbor. We were going to the North end of the island...back to Grand Baie and taking a 60' catamaran out to the northern islands. There were only about 15 others on the big boat so it was nice. And, like most times we were the minority...mostly French speaking people. Also, whenever I tell them I am from America everyone here is soo...

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Nov 24, 2009 - Mauritius - Day of Drama

Hopefully all of you got through the maximum security to get into my blog...who ever thought I would need to protect myself from blogger reader stalkers! Little did I know today would have tons of drama (can't stand drama) with twists and turns and be such a traumatizing, and disturbing day yet end with a ball of laughs. I woke up and it was very overcast...bummer! I read last night that that there were several severe storms moving out to the north of us (cyclones!) and today read that tropical storm Bongani is in the distance. When...

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Nov 23, 2009 - Mauritius - Island Tour

Another beautiful morning with breaky by the water. Met one of the workers...Shashi and he was so nice. He saw I was moving a bit slowly and in pain...he then saw my blood red thigh and said I should put yogurt on it tonight and wash it off and it would take away the pain. Later, during our meal he brought me a bowl of yogurt to put in my fridge since I wouldn't be able to get it later...aww, so sweet!!! It was time for our first excursion...we were touring the South part of the island on a public tour bus. Currently we are staying in the...

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Nov 22, 2009 - Mauritius - Day of Relaxation

Nothing like waking up opening your balcony and seeing the beautiful ocean/garden views!! Its heaven! So nice for a leisurely morning with coffee on the balcony. Went down for breaky with Lia and the views were break-taking. The pool over looked the ocean water which had many different rock piles protruding out of the water. Its not a soft sand where we are but more of a shelly type of sand. Today was a day of relaxing by the pool and organizing our week. It took forever to make the plans with our tour operator...but the week was booked!...

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Nov 21, 2009 - Arrival into Mauritius

As great as the bed, covers, and sheets were I couldn't sleep! Up at 3am an hour earlier than the alarm. I looked at my phone and had tons of missed calls from colleagues at work. I thought...uh-oh...here we go again! Every time I leave for a big trip something big at work happens. When I was approaching Seychelles 2 years ago I found out about my company being bought and here I am going to the Indian Ocean again, Mauritius this time, and I get tons of calls. Good news..It turns out that I had my biggest sales week (sales numbers lag a...

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