Mauritius

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I run into the awful habit of not being caught up on my blogposts before flying away to my next fun trip, so in these next few days I’m going to finish uploading all our honeymoon pictures & posts before attending a wedding in Florida (+ going to Disney!) next weekend.

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one of the jacuzzis at the Hilton Mauritius
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no filter or editing. Just look at that water.

I’m not quite sure why I fall behind on posting – this is the first time in my life where I’m not actively “working towards” something, and I have quite a bit of free time on the weekends (weekdays are hit or miss). In December I got accepted to three out of four of the MBA programs I applied to (all three in the northeast – but got rejected by MIT. Guess the husband card doesn’t quite play out ;)) and now I’m just biding my time until I go (or not…still having an existential crisis about the necessity of going to bschool when I’m not doing a career switch. Plus I like to be a few steps ahead of the ‘life’ game and obviously want to continue saving as much money as possible to settle down – and going to bschool means giving up a nice comfortable salary! More to come on this. I’ll probably end up going.) The point is, when we’re actually in Boston on the weekends, they’re extremely leisurely; I have time to do normal life things like work out, do laundry, have brunch with friends, watch TV or read for as much as I want to, etc..and it’s nice (or maybe this makes me lazy/in a winter slump? I can’t quite tell. Winter actually affects me quite a lot here – not just physically, but mentally). I will savor this as much as possible before jetting off for the next few weekends again, and before the weather gets warmer and things start happening again!

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we spent an afternoon at Eureka, which included a historic house + delicious lunch + waterfall hiking in the back

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Next few weekends I’ll be returning to the beach – so in honor of that, I’m posting the blogpost about Mauritius. When planning our honeymoon I thought it’d be nice to add on something more “traditionally” honeymoon-esque, and a beautiful beach destination was exactly that. We were debating between going to the Seychelles or Mauritius, and ultimately decided that the difference between the two wasn’t worth the extra hours on a plane or the extra money. We are so lucky to be so “near” the Caribbean, that I honestly do think east coast Americans are a bit spoiled when it comes to tropical destinations!

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one of the reasons we stayed lowkey during our week in Mauritius was because M got a weird, painful spider bite on his forehead…

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Hindu temples at Black River Gorges
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love the asian influences in Mauritian food
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Sino-French-Mauritian cooking!

Next few weekends I’ll be returning to the beach – so in honor of that, I’m posting the blogpost about Mauritius. When planning our honeymoon I thought it’d be nice to add on something more “traditionally” honeymoon-esque, and a beautiful beach destination was exactly that. We were debating between going to the Seychelles or Mauritius, and ultimately decided that the difference between the two wasn’t worth the extra hours on a plane or the extra money. We are so lucky to be so “near” the Caribbean, that I honestly do think east coast Americans are a bit spoiled when it comes to tropical destinations!

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rainy season
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no rainy season at Le Morne. We didn’t end up hiking Le Morne unfortunately, but the views are supposed to be spectacular. 
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M snorkeling

Mauritius is a tiny island, only about 2 hours driving across – but some of the roads are so narrow that it often takes longer. We split our time between the south and the west of the island; the south is more relaxing and closer to Le Morne, where white sand beaches and emerald waters abound. Plus, apparently it was rainy season on the island, but Le Morne’s topography allows that area to be drier than other parts of the island. One of the days we booked an all-day dolphin excursion, and we had so much fun actually SWIMMING with wild dolphins! We also snorkeled and had a beach lunch on an island as part of the tour; the island part was a bit long (we didn’t bring a book or anything..) but the freshly cooked lobsters and other food was delicious.

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food trucks on the local beach
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$2 sandwiches! Much better than the tasteless, very expensive resort food at our first resort
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thanks Hilton!

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