A Week in Mauritius:
A Photo Gallery and Travelogue

by Andy Carvin

A performance of the sega dance
This website is a virtual tour of my July 2004 visit to Mauritius. A beautiful, small island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa, Mauritius is a land of cultural contrasts. The island is a melting pot of Indian, French, African Creole and Chinese immigrants, creating one of the most unique and fascinating cultures in the world.

Through this website, you'll be able to explore some of the most beautiful places in Mauritius, as well as see a glimpse of its culture and people. Along with the diary I kept during my visit to Mauritius, you can also see photos, videos, and panoramic Quicktime VR files. I hope you enjoy your virtual visit to Mauritius!

Read the Journal:

Arrival in Mauritius | More Presentations, More Rain | Paying Homage to the Porcelain God
Mo Kontan Monne Zwin U, Moris | The Mauritius Grand Tour

View the Photo Galleries:

water lillies Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens: An exotic collection of flora from around the Indian Ocean. Plaine Champagne Valley The Black River Gorge: A national park famous for its waterfalls and vistas.

Offerings at the lake Ganga Talao: A holy lake that's a spiritual tributary of the Ganges. Chamarel Falls Chamarel Falls and the Colored Earths: A beautiful waterfall and volcanic sands that showcase an earthen spectrum of colors.

Andy and Dave On the Road: Andy and Dave drive cross-country over the course of an afternoon. Performing the Sega The Sega: The exotic dance of Indian Ocean Creoles.

girl on a bus The Bus to Port Louis: A short drive through northwest Mauritius. Market shop Port Louis:The lively capital of Mauritius.

Walking on the Beach Life on the Beach: One of the best beach destinations in the world. Sunset Le Meridien Hotel: A week in the life of my temporary home in Mauritius.

About me: Andy Carvin is program director at the EDC Center for Media & Community in Boston. He is the author of Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth, a blog documenting his work and adventures in the U.S. and around the world. Andy lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife Susanne their two cats, Winston and Dizzy.

Picture at top: A dancer performs the sega in Pointe-aux-Piments, Mauritius.

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