Category Archives: Shopping & Food

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… Advertisements

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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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Banana Beeatch Friday

Where are the Mauritian bananas? All week long, the bananas I’ve found at the local market are not, most definitely, the Mauritian bananas that I so love. Did the recent surge in holidays deplete the stock?  Are the hotels and … 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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Magnitude 7.0

When a natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world, it is cause for alarm, panic and shock.  But, I think when a natural disaster occurs on an island, the reaction time for shock starts before the alarm goes off. I keep … Continue reading

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