Category Archives: Mauritius

For two years I lived and worked on this African tropical island located in the Indian Ocean just a ways off from the coast of Madagascar. While there, I worked as a manager for a consulting company and was assigned to what has got to be one of the most interesting places of my career to date – a poultry processing plant. On an island. In Africa. I also got to experience the work day joys of a rice milling plant, a dairy plant and a few warehouses located in the freeport area of the island. I learned tons, and not only about working in other cultures, but about my own personal work style and communication habits. Living and working here opened my eyes, changed many of my viewpoints and made me a better person (really – tis true).

If you are ever given the opportunity to go someplace and do things that scare the heck out of you, do it. You’ll never regret it.

In Front of the Kanwars

In Front of the Kanwars, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. The next time the Hindu celebration of Maha Shivaratri will be held will be on March 3, 2011. Maha Shivaratri in Mauritius is quite the big festival and is one … Continue reading

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Dusk at the Pool

Dusk at the Pool, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. If you are having a difficult Wednesday and are sitting in your swivel chair patiently staring out the window, which is partially blocked by your neighbor’s cubical wall, thinking towards the … Continue reading

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Red Roof Church

Red Roof Church, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. As the weather starts to turn here, I have a feeling that there will be moments of, “Oh, I wish I still lived on the island.” Sigh. Reality. At least I can … Continue reading

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Port Louis Bazaar

Port Louis Bazaar, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. The street outside the Port Louis Bazaar on a Saturday afternoon. It is here where the brave of stomach can buy a delicious dal puris. mmm…dal puris…

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Tamil Thai Moon

Tamil Thai Moon, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. The first full moon in January 2009 as seen from the beach at the Belle Mare Plage resort in Mauritius. The Tamil festival of Thaipoosam Cavadee was held in the morning. This … Continue reading

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