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On to Australia

It’s Christmas Eve and amazingly we’ve now been here for 9 days, our feet have hardly seem to have touched the ground since we arrived; the pace of life is definitely faster than it was in Mauritius! Our well laid … Continue reading

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Rodrigues

This week we managed to fit in a short, 5-day, visit to Rodrigues, a small island to the north-east of Mauritius. We hadn’t originally planned to go there, mainly because we didn’t know it existed until we met Tristan, one … Continue reading

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Jan’s Adventures in Diving

This accomplishment merits a blog post all of its own, the momentous occasion being Jan’s completion of the PADI Open Water course. This is something that neither of us would have believed possible just a few short weeks ago but, … Continue reading

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A Day Out with the Volunteers

We’ve just finished a peak period, in terms of volunteers, at Lagon Bleu, having had 6 for most of the month of November. This amount of volunteers tends to max out the core team, given the amount of activities and … Continue reading

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Flic-en-Flac

We visited Flic-en-Flac for the second time this weekend. We like it there, it has a nice, laid-back holiday feel, about it and a very long sandy beach – 5km they say. The town’s laid out a bit like a … Continue reading

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Ile aux Cerfs

Last Friday, late morning, we took an impulsive decision to down tools and go off for a weekend break to Ile-aux-Cerfs, a place we’d heard lots of good things about. We’d both had a morning of frustrations in the Lagon … Continue reading

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Impressions of Mauritius

Well now that we’ve been here for over 4 weeks it seems like a good time for a little reflection on how we’ve been finding life on this island. We’ll steer away from any attempt at political observations for a … Continue reading

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Lagon Bleu

We’ve now completed 2 weeks of our voluntary work with our temporary employer, the Lagon Bleu project here at Blue Bay on Mauritius and the old “roller coaster” cliché has certainly applied. First impressions were very much “oh my God, … Continue reading

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Settling In

It’s 2 weeks since we arrived in Mauritius, 10 days in our little apartment and 4 days in our new “jobs” and we’re beginning to feel like we’re settling in. Before we came out we used to dream about the … Continue reading

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Blue Bay

Tuesday we took the bus over to Blue Bay just to have a look around our future place of residence. At the grand total of 40 Rp (less than 50p) for both of us it made for an interesting experience. … Continue reading

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