Category Archives: Chinese

Spice Island

Mauritius was a stop on the spice route way before the days of freeze-dry, and one of the things I have really dug while living here is that I’ve been able to experience all sorts of new spices and flavors … Continue reading

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He Rides a Peacock

The Tamil celebration of Thaipoosam Cavadee was celebrated in Mauritius on Saturday and I decided to wake up early and wander down to a small kovil (temple) in the north. Last year, we were in France during Cavadee and so this year I … Continue reading

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Golf Glove Fantasies

Boy, did we try. Saturday and Sunday saw us participate in what has become one of our weekend rituals – playing the sport of golf.  Playing may or may not be the most accurate verb to describe what we do/did, … Continue reading

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Pick a Language

Last week it seemed as if I almost killed a guy in my, what is now, weekly yoga class.  It was hardly my fault due to the fact that I think the major problem was the fact that he couldn’t … Continue reading

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Moneytrees and the art of development

How does a developing country get a leg up and what’s been big news on my tiny home away from home? At the very end of January and very beginning of February 2009, the Chinese sent a delegation over to … Continue reading

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