My Mauritius Trip: The Expectations and Reality

0 August 29, 2017 By Dang

Traveling has the potential to be wildly fulfilling. It exposes you to new cultures, different perspectives and unique experiences. The further you travel the more you are pushed out of your comfort zone. I can document this trip as one which I had the most fun. Every day was an adventure and the company I travelled with were not afraid to be adventurous as well. These were my expectations of Mauritius before setting out and then what I really experienced

I imagined seeing water all the way from the airport. I told myself to sit by the window so I could take videos and pictures
The road was surrounded by sugar cane farms. It wasn’t less beautiful though because you could see farmers harvesting so it looked like art work come alive

I had imagined going to the bar to meet single white men
Every man I saw vacationing was with their family or a female. It makes sense, the place is too beautiful for anyone to go by themselves and not remember how single they are. No point getting depressed on a beautiful trip

I packed clothes for night life. Expecting I would be out at nights clubbing or watching live bands
At the end of the day, I just wanted to go to bed. I was always exhausted from the day’s activities. Water does have a way of wearing you out

Someone told me the men are cute
Well…yea. Seeing as Romano is from there but more than half of them are dark Indians. The only Indian that caught my attention was Rajeev who later informed me he had a girlfriend. He’s the most gentle and witty Mauritian man I met on the trip.

I didn’t really think about how the people would be. I assumed because it’s a small town, people would behave like small town people.
Nah! Drivers drove like maniacs. I would have thought I was in Lagos, the only difference is that there were no consistent blaring honks. Mauritians are the most pleasant people I’ve met though. Walking down the street, you’re sure to get a “bonjour” accompanied by a genuine smile from just about every person you cross.

From the pictures I had seen, I expected the water to be crystal clear and blue.
The water was clearer than I imagined, so clear you could see more than 20 feet into the ocean from your boat. It never seized to amaze me

I expected a glorious weather in Mauritius
I found one. I never forgot to use my sunscreen though, because even though it was windy at the beach, the sun was scorching too. I have a sunburn on both of my shoulders and underarm…I guess I didn’t apply enough sunscreen in those areas

I stayed in The Residence Hotel and we were treated really well, we even had a butler. Review of the hotel coming up soon. Mauritius is a beautiful laid back town where it’s hard to be in a hurry for anything. Activities are mostly in/on the water but always fun.

You should visit.


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