Paul et Virginie, the Mauritian love story

On the Eastern slope of the mountain which rises behind Port Louis in Isle de France, one can see the ruins of two small huts on a land which formerly used to be cultivated... Everyone knows Romeo and Juliet. Well, Mauritius also has it's own impossible love story. Written by the french author Bernardin de …

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Exotic plant: meet the Aloe vera

Not endemic to Mauritius, but it still thrives very well in our climate and can be found in most gardens, the aloe vera plant is very well know for its different benefits. The aloe vera was known as 'the plant of immortality' to the Egyptians and Cleopatra is said to have used it as part …

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Birthday Treat at The Residence

As birthday treat my husband arranged for a week-end in one of our favourite hotels, The Residence. I suppose we can say we are regular guests, we have been coming here for the past 10 years. It is an older property, but so well kept and the feeling is just lovely. I arrived on Friday …

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