Blogs from Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, Africa


Africa » Mauritius » Quatre Bornes September 16th 2009

Hello all I thought I would write some final words to close the blog and draw the curtain on my travels. As I have told some of my friends, taking time off is the best thing I did for myself. At the risk of sounding zen, it has been an immensely rewarding experience. My travels have allowed me to rediscover myself and the values I hold dear, and it was a good test of my mettle. There were times I wanted to quit and go back home but I managed to find it in myself to press on. Undoubtedly, the hardest part was when I was travelling on my own. I take my hat off to people who do it for the long term. Whilst it is fun to meet new people, it is great to ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Quatre Bornes April 27th 2009

It is an n amazing place to see giant tortoise and crocodile here in Mauritius. It has around 200 giant Tortoise rooming around there u can sit on them for a photo shoot, they also have hatchery of tortoise. They have hatchery for tortoise starting from 1 yrs till 10 yrs and more. It has also a collection of butterflies and insects museum known as insectariums. Visitations there mean you will go beyond your imagination of viewing the insects and beautiful butterflies of different shape and colors. You also come across fruit bats which are from Madagascar. They have collection of lizard and frogs. They also have fishes of different sizes and colors. I visited this place twice when they have added few goats in their collection. There is also a restaurant where you can have ... read more

Africa » Mauritius » Quatre Bornes October 13th 2008

Mauritius an Ultimate Tourist and HoneyMoon Destination. PLACES OF INTEREST Jardin Botanique de Pamplemousses The jewel of the crown! The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their countless species of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victorial Regia water lilies, and the talipot palm, said to flower once every sixty years and then die. The garden was created by Pierre Poivre in 1767 in the Estate of the French Governor Mahe de Labourdonnais. The latter's Chateau de Mon Plaisir, built in 1735, can still be seen there. Coloured Earths of Chamarel Among the oddest sites of the island are the seven-coloured dunes at Chamarel, believed to result from the weathering of volcanic rocks. These undulating and vividly contrasted layers of earth are a short drive away from the beautiful Chamarel waterfalls. The ... read more

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