Mauritius might be a very small island in the Indian Ocean but it was among the early countries in the world to benefit from the advantage of photography since the mid/late 19th Century, according to the Photography Museum in Port Louis. Of course, the process wasn't as simple as it is today … Continue reading
The Trou Aux Cerfs is believed to be a dormant volcano located in the upper parts of Curepipe and is said to be the highest part of the central plateau. The Trou Aux Cerfs bears its name since the early colonisers because of the deers coming to drench their thirst at the little lake at the … Continue reading
Ox-Carts have been used in Mauritius since ages, and even since the beginning of settlement on the island. We have written quite a lot already about these means of transport and it brings nostalgia when writing about this. Nowadays all of these have been replaced by motorised vehicles and … Continue reading
Nearly completely disappeared, the ox-cart was once very much used in Mauritius for the transport of sugar cane from the fields to the factories during the cane harvest seasons. Whilst motorised vehicles wasn't yet available, the few alternatives remained the ox-cart and the railways back in … Continue reading
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