Three months and counting

You know you’re home when you realise that what was once strange and unfamiliar has now become the new normal. Our three month anniversary of being in Mauritius has come and gone, passing unnoticed, lost in the craziness that we call life. When I realized it my first thought was that the fact that we […]

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The ‘hole’ created by leaving everything behind

This photo have been doing the rounds for years now. It’s an amazing piece of artwork and I admire the thought and perspective it shows and how one can relate to it. From personal experience I can vouch that this ‘hole’ or vacuum, represented here is not just reserved for Expats but for everyone that’s […]

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Help spread the love – The Love Project -Mauritius

Since moving to Mauritius I have been quite active on social media looking for inspiration for blogs, things to do and any interesting initiatives to check out. The more obvious initiatives would be getting involved in the local animal shelters or some other noble cause. Not that I haven’t given it some thought but my […]

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Museums and Haunted Hospitals – Mauritius

Today saw us traipsing through the streets of Port Louis once again, a phrase that I will probably use often in the months to come as Port Louis is not a city to be explored in a matter of a day or two. This is a huge undertaking as one finds new treasures around every […]

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Mauritius – more than white sandy beaches

If you had asked me about Mauritius two and a half years ago I probably wouldn’t have been able to name one thing about Mauritius apart from the obvious facts; it’s an island, a popular tourist destination and it boasts white sandy beaches. I had no reference points to speak of and quite frankly did […]

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Expat life and friendships.. Past and present

Greeting your friends and family as you embark on new adventures are never easy. Especially when you relocate to a rock with no clear idea of your return to the mainland. I’m no expert on expat life as I’ve only been in Mauritius for about two and a half months and I’ve previously spent three […]

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I’m more than me – International Women’s Day 2019

I’m more than the color of my hair I’m more than me I’m more than the clothes I wear I’m more than me I’m more than the education I did or did not get I’m more than me I’m more than the tattoos on my skin I’m more than me I’m more than the extra […]

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When a mother loses her why

When a mother loses her why, the household comes to a standstill. When a mother loses her why, everything screeches to a halt. When a mother loses her why, she needs her village to pull her back up. Unfortunately those villages are not always available. Especially if you’ve just exchanged a continent for an island. […]

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Shopping in French – Adapt or die 😋

Since moving to our rock, the weekly food-shop has sure become more of a challenge as not only are the options for what was once familiar now very limited but most of the packaging in the shops sports French descriptions and directions. Knowing this from previous visits I was not too bummed out until what […]

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