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Visiting Mauritius: Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by RSS, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. RSS

    RSS Well-Known Member

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    I've received an invitation to visit Mauritius next spring. Given the distance (two consecutive overnight flights ... but might stop a night or two in London going and coming) that's quite a ways to travel. Do any of you have experiences / recommendations / warnings you are willing to share?
     
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    Met a girl a few years back from Mauritius, she was tight, she didn't like where she was from though. Other than that no idea.
     
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    Well, I've decided to go ... so will find out what it's like.

    As for her not liking being from there, it's a fairly isolated place when considering the size of the island and the fact it's 1/4 of the way between Africa and Australia. I don't plan to stay more than a few days ... then will head to Cape Town for a week of visiting friends.
     
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    Watch out for Great Whites.....and AIDS.
     
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    If I swim, it will be in a pool ... and I'll make certain it's not a shark tank. As for AIDS, it's very unlikely I'll be having sex with anyone other than my 'travel companion.'
     
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    if you want ideas of things to see/do in Cape Town gimme a PM. I'm from there originally and spent about a month touring around a few years ago.
     
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    Thanks. I'll take you up on that after I do a bit of research. Would love to ask some questions.
     
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    Fleshlight?

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    ^ This time I want something different. So, I've been thinking ... why not take one of these?

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    I used to be a part owner of a business on Mauritius in the mid-80's. It had a beautiful island quality yet also impoverished. Voodoo and superstitions were a part of the everyday culture. Around that time major European resorts were begining to open up and many charters were available especially from France. Things have surely changed but if you are going to Mauritius, why not stop off at the Seychelles and have a island tour of both.
     
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    i have to admit, until this thread i thought Mauritius was a country in the North of Africa.
     
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    ^^^ Isn't that where she sold seashells?
     
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    I see I was thinking of Mauritania
     
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    I knew an Indian woman who was born in Mauritius. She was kinda weird but nice. I seem to remember that it's a rather poor country. Might be better to go to the Seychelles which I hear are really nice.
     
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    watch out for the sharks
     
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    RSS, where on Mauritius will you be staying, Port Louis?

    Just curious, what do your friends do there? Things have changed so much. Tourism, especially from France was a big boom in the late 80's early 90's (Club Med, etc.) but then banking took off as well. I recall they were trying to establish tax free opportunities for certain businesses.

    I was an owner of flower plantations and a company that produced real pressed flower cards. We sold the product world-wide. But every time there was a tropical storm the power, phone and all communications went out. We were still communicating by Telex! A phone call was $2.00 per minute when the phones worked. God, I wish there would have been email in those days......
     
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    I love Seychelles
     
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    Oh Ryan Paevey...lovely lovely man
     

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