Monthly Archive: March 2013

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Six month in Mauritius – my final report

My name is Madeline and I have worked in Mauritius for 6 months. I have laughed, loved, lived and enjoyed myself during that time; sometimes I had to deal with a very conservative culture but in short: I fell head over heels in love with this island. I arrived in August 2012. When it got too warm wearing leggings I had to switch to shorts. But sandals and flip flops were standard from the first moment. Sometimes, it rained but I soon learnt that that is a good thing in Mauritius. From October, it slowly but surely got hotter. Sunshine...






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Pereybere – the most beautiful place in Mauritius

For me, Pereybere offers everything you want in paradise. Located in the north, it is a place which never becomes boring – is where island life pulsates. It’s not just tourists who flock in their masses to places like Pereybere, Grand Baie and Trou aux Biches; Mauritians also like to visit, day and night. The bus services are very good and there are many taxi drivers around who charge the same price as the buses. From one side you can get to Cap Malheureux and from the other side you can reach Grand Baie. Like everywhere else on the island,...






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Mauritius villa holiday

If you think about where to stay on your holiday, the first thought that probably comes to mind is a hotel. But there are also holiday homes or ‘a holiday on a farm’. But people seldom think of a villa. However, this type of accommodation is always in demand. The annoying thing about hotels is that you pay per person. If you have a family of 4 – 5 people then this can be very expensive. In villas you pay per villa instead of per person. If you divide the cost of the villa among the number of people, if...






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Mauritius as an experiential learning destination

Communication and cooperation skills need to be strengthened and initiative and responsibility are key; this is what experiential learning is all about. This different way to acquire knowledge is evidenced by many theories from famous educators such as John Dewey and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Scouts actually practice experiential learning. They are surrounded by nature and learn to find their way without resorting to the use of large aids. Experiential learning largely rejects academic knowledge such as classroom teaching and lectures in school. Humans are not taught but they learn through their own individual experiences. Experiential learning is an alternative to existing educational...






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Beach Apartment “Plage Bleue”, Trou aux Biches, Mauritius

My colleague, Natasha and I were really looking forward to test the beach apartment because the pictures was just gorgeous and inviting. Plage Bleue is situated in Trou aux Biches, a small, quiet fishing village in the northwest of Mauritius. This village spreads out along the coast and boasts a long sandy beach, where there are mainly holiday residences. Apartment testing : 08/03/13 – 09/03/13 On the 8th of March, about noon, we drove to the apartment complex in Trou aux Biches. The weather did not look too promising that day, but it did not stop us from having a...






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Independence day of Mauritius: time to celebrate!

On Saturday night, March 16, I went to the concert with a few friends. It was to celebrate the 45th anniversary of independence and the 21st anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius. The celebration was held in the Anjalay Coopen Stadium in Mapou from 18.00-06.00 in the morning and was hosted by by Ministry of Art and Culture of Mauritius with top international artists from South Africa, Madagascar, Dubai, India, La Réunion, U.K., Zimbabwe and many famous local artists. As the Mauritian society consist of many different cultures and religious ethnic groups, the program and the music was very diver....