In Mauritius yo ucan even meet the giant turtles,
and some of them are apparently a hundred years old.
Mauritius can be definitely a place to relax. 🙂
Mauritius may seem to be a little paradise,
a nice place for holidays.
Driving in Mauritius is, like in the UK, on the left hand side of the road.
About a half of the Mauritius population is Hindu;
one-third is Christian,
and the rest are Muslims with a very small group of Buddhists.
Fishing is popular in Mauritius.
Forests cover about 20% of the total land area of Mauritius.
Mauritius technically doesn’t have an official language.
All administration or business use English or French,
but people mostly speak Creole.
Most of the Mauritians are of Indo-Pakistani and African origin.
Mauritius has a maritime subtropical climate.
You can visit the island basically any time.
Mauritius has a volcanic origin.
Mauritius is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs.
However, they are highly impacted by the human activities since years.
Mauritian Flying Fox is a bat endemic to Mauritius and Réunion.
Dodo, a flightless bird, used to live in Mauritius.
Unfortunately, the Europeans exploring the world and “discovering” or colonising the island, made the dodo to extinct.
p.s. Today, of course, I’m not showing you dodo. 😉
This beautiful Mauritius ornate day gecko can be found on Mauritius.
Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius.
As a part of France’s empire, Mauritius and other territories were called Isle de France.
Mauritius has a long “colonial” history.
We can distinguish Portuguese, Dutch, French or British Mauritius.
Mauritius is located quite nearby Madagascar,
that’s why I think it’s a good idea to visit both countries during one trip. 🙂
Mauritius is considers as an Africa country, however it lies in the waters between the continents of Africa and Asia.