September and October aren’t normally the times of year I set off for the Mauritian sunshine but that’s how it happened this year. It was slightly odd digging through my jumpers and winter dresses to find all of my recently packed away summer clothes; coupled with our last-minute booking I had some bizarrely mismatched outfits in Mauritius that I would have never thrown on in London. But then again, it’s holiday: time to live in the moment and just go with it…
This is a slightly random assortment of photos, I’ve already told you why I was there and my thoughts so as you might expect documenting the trip and everything we saw wasn’t really first priority for me this time around. I’ve written a lot about Mauritius before (LINK SPEW), it’s a pretty amazing country with lots of tiny islands to explore and a crazy geographical range; mountains, rainforest, woodland, beach and city. People often describe Mauritius as paradise; I’m completely biased of course but I definitely agree, aside from the natural beauty of the landscape (JUST LOOK AT THE VIEW FROM OUR FLAT IN THE TOP PHOTO) it’s got an endearing charm all it’s own amongst the welcoming people and ramshackle little towns. All in a country smaller than London!
We stayed in a flat near to Port Louis (which I’ve posted about before here), the capital of Mauritius and home to a lot of my family as well as some of the most evocative buildings I think I’ve ever seen. The colourful, slightly dilapidated constructions always stick in my mind when I’m back in the UK. Last time I was in Mauritius James and I stayed in a super-fancy hotel (post here) so it was a totally different experience this time sharing a flat with my Mum and Dad, especially as it’s been about 8 years since I last shared a house with my parents/spent longer than a couple of days with them. Again, it’s holiday, time to just go with it…
8 thoughts on “Autumn in Mauritius”
I love fall but I really want the sun back when I see your photos! The country seems amazing, and the little bird is so cute : D I love how you write about your trip. Have a great day :)
I’m loving these photos Laila! Mauritius definitely looks beautiful, I hope I get to visit one day.
Looks very nice. Mauritius must be a real pleasure all year long :)
Ah the weather looks so wonderful and this makes me long for the sun and feeling of sand between my toes! I don’t really enjoy going on holiday with my sisters and parents as much as I used to as sometimes it can be stressful! But hopefully when we go on a family trip next year back to HK, it will be a little more chilled! Love your photos, especially the weathered building pics and that shot of your food!
Sounds like a lovely time. I have never been to Mauritius but it looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us.
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It looks like you had a nice time. I’m a fall girl so I don’t exactly miss the warmth but I wouldn’t mind a bt of sunshine again since it’s been pretty cloudy lately.
I am happy that you spent time with your dad and mum, dear Laila! It’s always good to be with family! I agree with you, holidays are to feel free from all the society’s pressure – meaning, we “need to be awesome 24/7”, that meaning well dressed – but alas, well dressed is a subjective thing. I think you look lovely and your little cousins too! I like places like Mauritius, though I have never been there but would love to. Slightly derelict houses, but with so much history and character. It must really be paradise!
sounds like an awesome place and definitely looks beautiful!