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Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Port Louis to Flic en Flac, Mauritius
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Flic en Flac, Mauritius:
Latitude: 20° 16' 30" South
Longitude: 57° 22' 6" East
Altitude: 26 feet
From Seattle: 13101 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Villas Caroline

Today's Travel:
Country: Mauritius
Region: Island
Route: Taxi: Port Louis - Flic en Flac
Path:Port Louis - Flic en Flac, Mauritius
Linear:12 miles
Weather: Partial Sun

Available Photos:

Beach at hotel Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Beach at hotel Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Sunset Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Sunset Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Sunset Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Couple on beach Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Hotel and sky Flic en Flac, Mauritius

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 944
Linear Dist: 187660
Countries Visited: 62
Regions Visited: 245
More stats...
Hotels: 296
Friends / Family: 231
Camping: 120
Hostels: 220
Transit: 63
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3374

Journal Entry:
The cost of room has included breakfast - today I finally made it. Only to discover it wasn't worth the effort of taking the elevator down, much less getting up for. Ate, showered (and shaved - who knows when I'll have water this hot again), packed, and checked out by eleven o'clock. Waited at the bus station for an hour then was told it would probably be another hour (I think he said hour, he might have said day) so I gave up. Mauritius is ending up being a place of splurges. Instead of waiting for the bus I hired a taxi (it's only $8 difference...)

I headed to Flic en Flac mainly for the diving so I decided to splurge again and went for a hotel with a dive center - right on the beach, each night is costing more than a weeks worth of accommodation in Morocco... it does include breakfast and diner though. I arranged to dive tomorrow morning, and spent the afternoon at the beach - the first time I've been to the beach since leaving the Florida, and the first time I've laid on the beach since leaving California. I bought a beer and watched the sunset, very peaceful, I'd forgotten how calming it is to watch - did make me a little lonely though. I've tried to live by the rule to not try to avoid splurges, rather try to make the splurges worth it. This is worth it.

Diner was a giant buffet of various curries and Creole foods. It was excellent except for the dessert selection which looked incredible but was somewhat disappointing. The problem with nice meals is that they're really not much fun by yourself.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Mauritius
CIA World Fact Book: Mauritius

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