Blogs from Port Louis, Mauritius, Africa - page 2


Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis September 18th 2013

Departed Rodrigues today – wanted to leave at 7am, but customs don’t open until 9am. We had to go yesterday to advise of departure, and pleaded our case of leaving early enough to arrive into Mauritius in daylight. They took pity on us and said they’d be down at 8am. As did Immigration. So by about 8:30 we had cleared (cocokai got in before us) and we were about to head out, but I noticed Cocokai dropping their anchor in the channel on the way out. And although we had been told we could go, apparently we also had to sign a form for coast guard. So we waited and called them on over after Cocokai. Eventually departed soon after 8:30. 21st September Arrived Mauritius!! Had a good sail over, bit bumpy, but not too bad. ... read more
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Port Louis at Night

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis June 1st 2012

We woke up at 6.00am and got some breakfast from the hotel restaurant, I got croissants and Carmen got pancakes. We rushed our breakfast and then we went to our room and got our stuff. I drove the car to the rental business with Carmen in the passenger seat. We gave him the keys and we ran up the road looking for a taxi. We finally hailed a taxi and got to the airport. The taxi driver helped us get our luggage inside and then we paid them. We ran to our gate and it was already 8.30am, we put our luggage trough and then we got to the gate and they were letting people on the plane already. We got through the entrance and went through the tunnel. We got onto the plane and put ... read more
The airport

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 31st 2012

Today we slept in until 2.00pm and straightaway we started packing since it was our last day. We didn’t even get dressed. I had to go through all of my stuff I bought and pack it into plastic bags and even wrapped some of them in my clothes so it didn’t break. It took 20 minutes just to go through all of my jewellery. I forgot about half of the stuff I bought so I was excited seeing it all there. It felt like I bought myself a present. Carmen went out to by some lunch and some bubble wrap to wrap up my porcelain dolls in. While she was gone the maid came in the room and made our beds, mopped and vacuumed. I thanked them with a tip and they left. 5 minutes later ... read more
Our yummy pizza

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 30th 2012

Today we woke up at 7.00am and went to the hotel restaurant for breakfast, I got bacon and scrambled eggs and Carmen got croissants with jam and cream. We both had at least 4 glasses of watermelon juice each! We left at 9.00am and tried to decide what to do for the day. After an hour of searching on the internet we decided to go to China Town. The little shops were as big as a corridor and there were heaps of them, you could get anything you needed, such as dolls, oriental food and spices, nail and hair accessories and heaps more. You can easily experience their culture and there is even a casino. We met lots of friendly people and i bought a lot of hair and nail accessories. It was very crowded and ... read more
Entrance to Chinatown
Parade In Chinatown

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 30th 2012

Today Carmen and I went to a retail store, kind of like St.Vinnies. Everything was very cheap, we were both very shocked! In the end i had bought 4 pairs of sunglasses, 6 high heels, 9 summer dresses and 8 tee-shirts. After we were done we went to a Chinese takeout place and got some spring rolls and samosas. We then stopped at a park and ate. After we finished we went back to our hotel and watched some movies. Some people came into our room and gave us massages. We watched 'How I Met Your Mother' Season 3 for a few hours and then it was already 4.00pm. Since the sun was up we decided to go for a swim in the pool. We went there and the pool was nice and warm, which was ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 29th 2012

Today we woke up at 10.00am so going to sleep kind of worked, I went in the cupboard to see if I could make some coffee but we didn’t have any, Carmen was still asleep so I decided to quickly walk to the deli and buy some necessities. I closed the door very quietly and power walked to the deli up the road. I bought some coffee, chocolate, red liquorice and some mi goreng. When I got back to the room Carmen was still asleep so I put a movie on. She woke up halfway through the movie and had some mi goreng. I already ate a packet of red liquorice so I gave her the last packet. We started to make coffee and almost fell asleep doing so, but it really had no effect. We ... read more
Pretty Flowers
Palm tree gardens

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 28th 2012

Today we woke up at 4.00pm, we have got really bad sleeping habits while we are here. We ordered room service to bring us a serving of chips and gravy and some sweet chilli chicken tenders. It arrived 10 minutes later and we scarfed it down very very quickly. We went to the shops and went into the same jewelry shop as last time and bought 3 pairs of gold earrings and 2 gold chains and 4 silver anklets. When we left it was already 5.30pm and we decided to go to a big clothing retail store. I got 9 dresses, 5 denim shorts, 3 pairs of jeans, and 12 singlets all for $85.00. We walked around and got some shoes too. Since they were in different sizes i hade to try on like 12 different ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 27th 2012

Today I slept in until 3.00pm as I went to bed at 12.00 after a very long swim. When I woke up Carmen was awake and ready watching the movie 'Blades of Glory'. We decided to stay in our hotel room all day and watch movies together. We ordered room service, a big basket of chips and gravy and then put on 'Big Daddy'. We ended up being bored and playing go fish but still wanted to stay in all day. After the movie we watched the TV series 'Glee' season 1, 2 and 3. When we finished it was 5.00pm already. We went to the pool and tanned for a bit, it was a really hot day so we paid an employee at the hotel to get us drinks and to massage our feet. After ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 26th 2012

We woke up at 7.00am and went to a beauty salon up the road from our hotel. We walked into the door and noticed it was very dark and cool, a woman that worked there said it was to help you relax while being treated. Me and Carmen were looking at the brochure trying to decide what we wanted. In the end I chose a Mani/Pedi and a faced mask treatment, to finish up I was going to get a haircut and colour. We both went into separate rooms and started our treatments. We finished at 12.00pm and went to Chez Aline restaurant, a Chinese cuisine place. After lunch we went to the streets and drove around looking for shopping malls. We stopped at the Caudan waterfront Shopping centre and went inside. We were shopping for ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis May 25th 2012

We slept in again, but to 1.00pm this time. We went to the hotel restaurant and paid for the all you can eat buffet. Carmen ate nasi goreng and I ate sheperds pie. We ordered an ice-cream sundae each for desert and we looked through some travel brochures for a beauty salon. When our ice-cream sundaes arrived it was almost 2.00pm. The sundaes were very big and even made us sick after we ate them. Carmen and I were both sick after lunch from eating too much so we just stayed in our room for the rest of the day. We just lay on the beds and watched Glee all day. We spent more time talking about Glee than actually watching it. Somebody knocked at the door so I got up too see who it was. ... read more
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