Hello and a warm hug from Republic of Mauritius. It is the fourth day in this gorgeous island and I am writing this post from my room at ‘Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa’ located in the North of the island. The weather has been lovely and it was drizzling in the morning. We went for shopping today and I am just back in my room from the capital city of Port-Louis. On the first two days, I had an amazing experience at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, located in the south part of the country and on the third day we moved to the north part of the country.
Mauritius is named after Maurice van Nassau. It means ‘the one who conquers the place’ in Dutch. I had never been to this part of the world before. Africa has been on my mind for the last few years and while I was all eager to pack my bags and travel to Johannesburg for my first African sojourn, the Mauritius trip came as a surprise gift from the travel God and Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, India. And before I could sit and pinch myself, I was already exploring this pretty island, situated in the south west of the Indian Ocean, about 2000 kilometers from the African coast.
While the Arab navigators discovered the island in 10th century, it was only in the 15th century when the Portuguese declared it a colony. Later, the Dutch took over. After their departure, the French renamed the island as ‘Isle de France’ until the Britishers took over the power. The island has passed through many hands until it became independent in 1968. I always knew Mauritius for its beautiful beaches and a honeymoon destination but now I can vouch for many other amazing features of the island. So far the trip has been amazing. We are a group of five females and together we are having a great time experiencing the food, culture, adventure and other delights of the island. I wanted to share the fun with my readers and thus I am sending these postcards for each one of you. Enjoy!!!
Hope you are already in love with Mauritius like me. Which one was your favorite postcard?
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