DodoWorkPlay co-living and co-working retreat in Mauritius – my experience

There are many exquisite reasons to go to Mauritius. Tying the knot. An idyllic honeymoon. A family vacation. It is what everyone says it is: paradise.  Pristine white beaches, delicious tropical fruits, hospitable locals and sunshine all year-round. But when I booked my Air Mauritius flight to Mauritius in 2016, it was for a very different reason that I chose this destination. DodoWorkPlay: pioneering co-working & co-living in Mauritius Allow me to set the context first… Born in Mauritius, I left in my early

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Fresh salad with organic winter vegetables in Mauritius

One week into my stay in Mauritius and I already stocked up on fresh produce. As you know my love for all things pertaining to slow living, it had to be organic seasonal vegetables grown by local farmers. Fresh produce shopping I was not sure what I would find. Given that I’ve lived most of my cooking years in South Africa and not my own country, I had no idea

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Chilli or not? It’s a yes or no question really (but maybe not in Mauritius)

With lots of different cravings in mind (Briyani, dhall purri, roti), I make my way to the food counter. Sure enough, there’s vegetarian roti. I order two pairs sans chilli. While the lovely lady heats up the rotis, my eyes survey the rest of the food offerings. I’m tempted. Lamb curry. Chicken curry. Chicken tandoori. Pulses. I want to eat a bit of everything. Either I’ve been out of Mauritius for far

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Crafting morning rituals for everyday living (even abroad!)

Each day that we open our eyes truly is a miracle. For those who recognize this as a blessing, it would be wonderful to live the day well. This could mean making the most of the day. While trying something new and exciting would be amazing, we know that it’s not possible for us all to live like this every single day. Life happens. We have responsibilities. Kids. Pets. Spouses.

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Festival of romance & culture – celebrating Sant Jordi in Barcelona

Like a local in Barcelona During my nomadic stay in Barcelona, I have tried as much as I can to blend in with the locals. In other words, to do what they do and embrace the Catalan culture. As you might notice when you visit, Spain is a land of contrasts in various ways and the Catalan region is an autonomous community where Barcelona is situated. Things are done a bit differently

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Barra de pan with mini burgers on a bed of baby spinach {Recipe}

As a flexitarian, I have my share of red meat about once a week. It also helps as I have a deficiency in vitamin B12 and the best source is red meat. Often, I would combine it with plant-based sources such as spinach and avocado. And that’s exactly what I do in this recipe. Life in Spain and barra de pan In Spain, the barra de pan is a common

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That time I was detained at the airport in Cape Town, South Africa

My priority during my nomadic journey? Making sure I do not do anything to be deported, arrested or anything illegal. That is so important especially if one wants to keep moving from one country to the next, whether it is for work or tourism-related purposes. It is safe to say that I have all my ducks in a row when it comes to boarding a plane. Or so I think I

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Nomadism as a way to travel and explore the world

There are different ways to travel as there are different ways to explore the world. The transportation methods are numerous – bus, train, plane, ferry, bike, on foot. Nowadays, with technology, we can travel from the comfort of our own couch. Switch on the TV for a travel documentary, or put on a virtual reality headset and feel you are in the tropics. We can explore the world through our

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A no-cook meal (perfect for a TV platter)

 We all deserve a break from cooking. Being nomads mean we are either planning for the next move, moving, packing or unpacking. And cooking, while some of us may enjoy it, can be the last thing on our minds.  Because we probably want a day to chill.  And those days include staying in. Ah, the sheer joy that accompanies knowing we don’t have to be anywhere, no site to see,

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The number one advice I follow against anxiety (on days where I’m fine)

I like to believe that I’m a perfectly healthy and balanced individual. Of course, we will never know. I mean, what is ‘normal’? What is ‘balanced’? In a world with people having different personalities, quirks and character traits, how are we to measure that? Anyway, I have a confession. For those of you who met me and know me personally, you would know that I have a history of anxiety

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