Mascarene Islands

Becoming Mauritian again – my personal progress and shortcomings

It feels good to be back in Mauritius. Even though I’m a local, there are things that I have to adjust with once again after living abroad for more than a decade. You’ll be intrigued to know when you return to your country of origin, it feels like an adventure on its own. I currently feel like I’m in a rehabilitation center where I’m ‘unlearning’ some habits and ‘re-training’ myself

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Art exhibitions in Port Louis, Mauritius expertly curated by The Third Dot

When I was growing up on the island (Mauritius) in the eighties, I dreamed of attending art and cultural activities – sadly, these were rare and few between. Today, now that I’ve returned after living abroad for some time, it is a delight to see how far we’ve come in that area. In fact, I can barely keep up with all the cultural events happening in Mauritius island! Art exhibitions

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My Pop Up Store Mauritius – a beautiful space for local craftsmanship 

My Pop Up Store Mauritius is the hottest new trend when it comes to shopping local. I share my experience after attending the Summer Shop edition #18. What’s a Pop Up Store? Ever heard of Pop Up stores? These stores that – as the name suggests – pop up for a short period of time. These flash retail stores are quite trendy, for instance in USA, Europe, and cosmopolitan cities

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Giveaway – A Taste of Mauritius

Dearest readers, It’s Springtime and I’ve just celebrated my birthday so I’m feeling all kinds of happy and want to share the joy with you. So, it is with great pleasure and excitement that I bring you these treasures from my island, Mauritius! Some tropical vibes and sunshine just for you. One lucky winner will have the opportunity to receive this “Taste of Mauritius” giveaway. All you have to do

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My digital detox and what I’ve been up to

If you follow me on social media, you might have seen that I shared about my intention of a digital detox for the month. This came about because when I was in Mauritius (May- July 2017), I realized I spent too much time on my computer or social media working. I had a good flow going in terms of content writing for this blog, as well as taking care of

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Discovering Mauritius as a conscious traveller

My insatiable wanderlust takes me on many nomadic adventures. And the more I explore the world around me, the more I appreciate its beauty. What an amazing planet we live on! Being a conscious traveller I started reflecting on the damaging consequences that some of our actions have. Sometimes we are not even aware of it. For instance, in South Africa, I once held a lion cub in my arms. Because it was cute. Five years later, I

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

Discover the fabulous initiative of DodoWorkPlay as I write about my experience. Hopefully it will inspire you to join their upcoming Work|Flow retreats.

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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A short lesson in Mauritian Creole – part two – Romantic compliments & phrases

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

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