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    7 Coloured Earths

    The 7 coloured earths is a place in Mauritius. As the name implies, it is a small area, made up of sand dunes, not any ordinary sand, but of 7 colours of sand. It is a natural phenomenon and surprisingly it does not erode despite torrential rain. As I mentioned before, I grew up in Mauritius and I remember hearing the rumour that there was some kind of treasure under the sand dunes, but if it was dug up, the beautiful place would be ruined. Another fascinating fact is that if a bit of the earth is mixed together, they will settle into different layers eventually. How fascinating? Now that…

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    Holiday in Mauritius – first few days in a cyclone

    Note – A tropical cyclone, also called a typhoon or hurricane, is an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans. They are all the same, only different distinctive terms for a storm are used in different parts of the world. Hurricane is used in the central and Northeast Pacific, Atlantic and the Caribean sea while Typhoons are what they call it in the Northwest Pacific. A few months ago, I attended a big event in Mauritius, my brother’s long awaited wedding. Note – Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, 1200 miles off the South East coast of the African continent. I brought back lots of good…