Mauritian Creole – a short lesson My dear readers, by popular demand the Mauritian creole lesson makes its comeback. To be honest, I never thought my short creole lesson would have that much positive feedback from you. I’m pleased to know that I can help you interact more with your Mauritian partner. This one is for you dear reader who emailed me (you know who you are!). In this second part of
It’s been a few weeks living on the island. I haven’t found a place to call my own yet as I’m still unsure how long I’m staying here in Mauritius. There are days where I think how absolutely amazing life is here on the island of Mauritius. And then, there are days where I ask myself what got into me to come back! Yes, dear readers, I used to live
I was so excited when I finally hopped on the plane for Mauritius. I pictured blissful days at the beach, sand in between my toes, tropical fruits galore for breakfast and lavish luxury. If you feel that way too, you absolutely must follow my tips for a perfect Mauritius holiday. (And who better to guide you than a Mauritian girl herself, who can reveal all of the island’s best-kept secrets?) Arrive in
Mauritius island feels like paradise. Despite the humidity which slows me down, gives me headache and is making me a little disorientated, I am falling madly, deeply, in love with Mauritius. It is, without a doubt, an island of unique natural beauty and its inhabitants absolutely charming and friendly. Take my plane ride to Mauritius for example. Even that was already a glimpse into what it would feel like being
…is a question I immediately get asked when I tell people that’s where I’m from. Seriously. It goes like this: Person I meet for the first time: “Where are you from?” Me: “Mauritius” Person I meet for the first time: “You’re from Mauritius? Why did you leave?” If you are not from Mauritius, I completely understand why you would ask such a question and why you would react in such a way.
Have you ever been to Mauritius? If so, you might have been perplexed to find that even though guide books and fact sheets mention that English is the official language, most people do not speak it on the island! English is used for administrative and executive purposes mainly. In actual fact, most Mauritians speak French as well as Creole, which is a dialect derived from French (although the French cannot understand it). French
Step with me into a quick overview of the history of Mauritius, my native island and learn who, how, what led to its Independence Day on 12th March 1968. One key fact: the island was uninhabited. The island was first discovered by Arab sailors in the Middle Ages (although it is believed that the island might have been visited by other sailors due to some wax tablets which the Dutch discovered. It