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Into the Wild: Exploring Fadya Nazirkhan’s Forest and Seascape Paintings

Imagining a scenario might be so engrossing that you wish you could spend all your time there. When we let our minds wander, we...

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Souillac

Exploring Souillac In Mauritius: Where History Meets Serenity

The South has long been regarded as one of the island’s most stunning regions. Popular tourist destinations include Mahebourg, Saint-Félix, and Bel Ombre.

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Fartima Hosany arts

Fatima Hosany, A Passion For Handcrafted Canvas

In today’s world, handcrafted canvas artists are not as prevalent as they once were, and Fatima Hosany is one of the few genuine treasures...

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Old Prison Compound Port-Louis

The Old Prison Compound Of Port-Louis

Located in Port-Louis, between Maillard Street and George Guibert Street, there is an old establishment that has been abandoned and is located right behind...

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Carré Rouge Cake

Carré Rouge: The Mauritian Lamington Cake Recipe

It is commonly believed that the Carré Rouge is originated from Mauritius. Unfortunately, it is not the case. What we have in Mauritius is...

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Lali's Snacks

Ghantiya & Chevro, Tasty Gujarati Sev Snacks In Mauritius

Ghantiya and Chevro are two sev snacks that are offered by Lali's Snacks and may be enjoyed on any occasion. Both of them are...

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Ashley Juggoo Paintings

Ashley Juggoo, A Passionate Artist

Since he was a child, Ashley Juggoo has always pursued his passion and love for painting. A Chemistry teacher at Bhujoharry College Boys, La...

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Caroline Mandron painting

Introducing Karo, A Mauritian Cultural Artist

From the lovely seaside town of Pereybere, Caroline Mandron, sometimes known as “Karo,” lives with brushes and paints, then lets her ideas flow across...

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Napolitaines: A Mauritian Heritage With Recipe

Napolitaines: A Mauritian Heritage With Recipe

Who does not enjoy a napolitaine with tea or coffee? This biscuit has won the hearts of Mauritians and the rest of the world...

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Poetry Slam, A Rising Art In Mauritius

Poetry Slam, A Rising Art In Mauritius

Poetry has evolved in various ways because poets want to express themselves differently. Poems are works of literature that generate a rhythmic awareness of...

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Château Val Ory

Château Val Ory: A Rich Iranian Heritage

The Château Val Ory, nestled in a secluded area of Moka and encircled by breathtaking scenery, holds significant cultural, historical, and diplomatic connections with...

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Volcanoes in Mauritius

Volcanoes In Mauritius

Mauritius, a Mascarene island in the Indian Ocean, with a latitude of -20° 12' 23.94" S and a longitude of 57° 40' 31.80" E,...

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Top 7 highest peaks in Mauritius

Top 7 Highest Peaks In Mauritius

Did you know that there are over 80 peaks on our small island? I bet not! We frequently hear the most common ones, especially...

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The City of Port-Louis: Old & New Street Names

The City of Port-Louis: Old & New Street Names

Hundreds of streets in Port-Louis have seen transformations throughout the centuries, from the French and British to the independence era. Only a few of...

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Eureka House

The Eureka House With Jacques de Maroussem

Located in the picturesque village of Moka, the Creole-style house, Eureka, boasts a tranquil setting, some lovely waterfalls, and an incredible garden filled with...

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Windmills in Mauritius

Windmills In Mauritius

Mauritius has a long and illustrious history in the sugar industry. We had over 200 sugar mills and aloe fiber mills, but there were...

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The First Elephant in Mauritius

The First Elephant In Mauritius

Due to human activities and cruelties, most of our native endemic animals' survival is at risk. Fortunately, with the immense efforts on conservation plans...

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Sugar Mills' Chimneys In Mauritius

Sugar Mills’ Chimneys In Mauritius

Since sugarcane was introduced by Adriaan Van Der Stel in 1639, nobody imagined this plant would create such an immense impact. However, it turned...

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Ile D'ambre Mauritius

Discover Amber Island (Île d’Ambre) In Mauritius

Located approximately 2.2 kilometers from the picturesque village of Poudre D'Or, Amber Island, also known as "Île d'Ambre", is a stunning destination that is...

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Road cycling and mountain biking in Mauritius

Road Cycling & Mountain Biking In Mauritius

Cycling has always been part of the local culture for decades. You may remember your grandparent's old black Phoenix bicycle, which we called "Bisiklet...

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Daruty Forest Trail

Explore The Daruty Forest Trail In Mauritius

The Daruty Forest is located in Petit Raffray, Mauritius Island. Often seen as a spooky place, this area offers us a magnificent opportunity to...

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Nature trails and parks in Mauritius

Top Nature Trails & Parks In Mauritius

Mauritius has some nice nature trails and parks to hike or visit. As we have only less than 2% of the native forest, our...

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Beaches in Mauritius

Top Beaches In Mauritius

"Beaches..", this is what most foreigners will reply if you ask them the reasons they will visit Mauritius! Our island has among the top...

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Places of interest and sightseeing in Mauritius

Top Places Of Interest & Sightseeing In Mauritius

Mauritius has dozens and dozens of places of interest and sightseeing. Of course, not all of them are worth to visit, and it is...

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Top waterfalls in Mauritius

Top Waterfalls In Mauritius

Our island has beautiful waterfalls which deserve to hike and trek. River trekking is an amazing activity to consider particularly if you love hiking...

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Mountains in Mauritius

Top Mountains In Mauritius

Discover the most popular mountains in Mauritius Island to plan a wonderful hike with your friends or family and enjoy fantastic views from the...

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Top 10 Longest Rivers In Mauritius

Top 10 Longest Rivers In Mauritius

With Mauritius' numerous rivers, some have significant geological, historical, and resource implications. This article will describe the top ten longest rivers in Mauritius, as...

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Flamboyant trees in Mauritius

Flamboyant Trees In Mauritius

At each end of the year, they bring happiness to our mood when they blossom. We find them in many parts of the island,...

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Le Pouce mountain Mauritius

Le Pouce Mountain In Mauritius

Le Pouce Mountain, one of the most popular summits in Mauritius, has a lot to tell us about its geological characteristics and historical events....

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Lighthouses in Mauritius

The 4 Main Lighthouses In Mauritius

A lighthouse guides captains of the seas in their navigational process. Most lighthouses that exist worldwide look like a tower as architecture and have...

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Pyramids of Plaine Magnien

REAL FACTS: The Plaine Magnien Pyramids

Discovery REAL FACTS: The Plaine Magnien Pyramids The real secrets and facts about the Plaine Magnien pyramids in Mauritius have been exposed. Discover on...

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Domaine de Labourdonnais

Discover The Domaine De Labourdonnais

Situated in the North of Mauritius, surrounded by inactive volcanic cones such as Butte aux Papayes Hill and Forbach Hill, the Domaine de Labourdonnais...

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Flat Island

Explore Flat Island In Mauritius

We are blessed to be surrounded by several beautiful islets. Many businesses and individuals have relied on them for income, as well as the...

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Pieter Both mountain

Pieter Both Mountain In Mauritius

There is always something that will capture your attention while driving on the motorway of Verdun-Ripailles. There are gorgeous greenish landscapes but most probably,...

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Powder Mill of Pamplemousses featured image

The Old Powder Mill Of Pamplemousses Historical Site

The historic site of the Old Powder Mill, which is situated in a secluded part of Pamplemousses, has been neglected and in terrible condition...

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