Arriving in Mauritius December 7th 2006 We arrived in a very sunny and friendly place with the husband (Clarel) of the manager (Fattima) of our hostel Le Capitaine waiting at the arrival area outside the airport. We not only received a transfer, but a tour of half the island! Clarel, whose other job is in insurance, seems to make it a hobby to help visitors enjoy thei ... read more
Africa » Mauritius » Port Louis Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attra... ... read more
We are a Norwegian/Canadian 30-something couple that have decided to do some longer term travelling before settling down. With no kids or mortgage, we recognised it wouldn't get much more convenient as we got on in years. Whatever happens, we are looking forward to a great learning experience.
After making a farewell tour to Norway in November 2006, we took off for Mauritius in December 2006 and became PADI Divemasters. We then moved on to Phuket, Thailand in March 2007 and completed our PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course in April 2007. We worked for 2 months on Koh Phi Phi and div... full info