Mauritian food

One of the most amazing things about Mauritius is its cuisine; yet, this should not come as a surprise in a society which in itself is an amalgam of different ethnicities which has thus inevitably led to a fusion of cultures for a typical Mauritian cuisine. Taking pieces and bits from the Indian, Chinese, Muslim and Creole original recipes, Mauritian food is a pleasure to the taste buds of everyone and tourists will ...

gices - 09 Oct 2012
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Guide to disability in Mauritius

Defining disability is a difficult concept as many disabled people do not regard themselves as such and the definitions vary socially. But for the sake of communication, a disability means a physical, mental, health or any other sensory impairment that prevents a person from doing activities that may cause him or the family to live in poverty. The link between disability and poverty is in the form of discrimination i...

gices - 25 Sep 2012
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Best restaurants in Mauritius

Being multi cultural in nature, Mauritius thus proposes a wide variety of cuisine. With roots from Asia, Africa and Europe, there has been a subtle interchange of culinary ideas giving rise to a distinct Mauritian cuisine. Over the years, the number of restaurants in Mauritius has mushroomed a lot proposing a wide array of cuisine from pure breeds (Indian, Italian or other specific cuisine) to the typical Creole cuis...

gices - 11 Sep 2012
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Funny road signs from around the world

Funny road signs from around the world

We've scoured the web and brought to you a selection of the most hilarious road signs from different parts of the globe. Sit back and enjoy! I thought it was obvious from the picture that it's about old people but to make sure everyone knows what it is about, there's another sign beneath it. The funny part of the photo is that along with the sign is the cemetery's direction for the elderly. Okay, it's an entrance...

gices - 29 Aug 2012
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Real estate in Mauritius

Real estate refers to land, that is the surface of the earth as well as the bottom part and everything that accompanies it and all immovable parts found on the land such as buildings, paving, fencing that are concerned with the land. Real estate should not be confused with real property which comprises of all the rights associated with the land and all property (benefits, rights associated with all the physical prope...

gices - 28 Aug 2012
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Top 10 complaints against driving instructors

Top 10 complaints against driving instructors

As a learner driver, you’re more prone to errors but that’s still okay as the role of your instructor is to guide you so that you become a safe and confident driver. However not all driving instructors are passionate and professional about their work, so let’s find out the things which irritate learners the most: Late for lessons Many learners complain that their instructors turn up late for their driving lessons a...

gices - 18 Aug 2012
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Rodrigues Island

Named after the Portuguese sailor Fernandez Rodriguez, Rodrigues was discovered in the 1500s by sailors using the island as land point on their way to India. With longitude 62°25E and latitude 19°42S, Rodrigues became inhabited only in 1691 by Francois Leguat and some other men. Located some 560km off the north east of Mauritius, Rodrigues is also known as the tenth district of the island of Mauritius. In 2001, the R...

gices - 14 Aug 2012
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Senior citizens of Mauritius

A senior citizen is defined as someone who has retired from the workplace but the actual age at which someone retires varies from country to country; in Mauritius it is taken to be 60 years old and above. Senior citizen can be used interchangeably with old age people or elderly; senior citizen is most commonly used as it is a form of respect to these people as in being above a certain age level in society. Legally, s...

gices - 31 Jul 2012
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Retiring in Mauritius for an expat

Whether it is for business or to change environments, expats retiring to Mauritius will find that living on the island a wonderful experience. At first of course it may be difficult for them to adapt in terms of culture change and everyday life but life in Mauritius is a simple one with plenty of sunshine and beaches to enjoy all year long. In fact one of the greatest advantages of living in Mauritius is that it has ...

gices - 17 Jul 2012
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Best hotels in Mauritius

Being a major tourist destination and tourism itself being one of the main pillars of the economy, Mauritius thus has a wide array of hotels ranging from world class posh ones along the coasts with golf courses to common hotels in the busy cities. Finding a hotel in Mauritius is not very difficult as many of the hotels have an online website or hotels can be contacted by holidays’ agencies. But still, choosing the id...

gices - 03 Jul 2012
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