Category Archives: Culture

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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Kolaattam

Kolaattam, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. The Tamil festival of Thaipoosam Cavadee at a small kovil (temple) near Cap Malheureux in Mauritius. These girls are playing Kolaattam, songs sung and played by banging together two sticks, at the start of … Continue reading

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Early Morning at the Temple

Early Morning at the Temple, originally uploaded by Minnesota Pilgrim. I’ve been off the island for a while now and every now and again I get a craving for a bit of a bright temple and a dal puris. Even … Continue reading

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That’s Some Quality Leather Goods

I am sitting in Florence at a gorgeous little bar drinking a glass of prosecco.  My travel companion has gone up to our room for a quick before dinner nap. Harry Connick Jr. plays gently in the background and as … Continue reading

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