Monday, September 23, 2013

Mauritius Island

Mauritius Island, officially referred to as the Republic of Mauritius, or in French as République de Maurice, is an Island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2,000 kilometres off the South-East coast of the African continent. The country has a total surface area of 2040 km2, and encompasses the Islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Saint Brandon. The capital city of Mauritius is Port Louis, where the nation’s biggest seaport is also located. In 1 July 2012, the estimated population for the entire Republic was 1,291,456. Due to its volcanic origin, age, isolation and its unique terrain, Mauritius is home to a variety of flora and fauna, not usually found in such a small area. English is the most widely spoken language on the Island, though French is also considerably spoken there. While all official documents for the nation are written in English, most of the citizens are equally fluent in English and French.

Mauritius is one of the world’s top lavish tourist destinations. The refreshing and charismatic Island is endowed with a vast array of natural and man-made attractions.  It boasts an ideal and sub-tropical climate, with lucid warm sea waters, alluring white sandy beaches and beguiling geniality. This is coupled with tropical fauna and flora, along with a convivial multi-cultural population.

For the third time, Mauritius was the recipient of the World’s Leading Island Destination Award and the World’s Best Beach, at the World Travel Awards in January 2012. Mauritius also has one of the highest rates of returning tourism visitors in the world.

A Visit to Marrakesh in Morocco

The Jemaa el-Fnaa or Djemaa el Fna, located in the city of Marrakesh, Morocco, is one of the most illustrious and spellbinding squares in Africa. Imposingly nestled in the core of the city, this vivacious square constitutes a vibrant and tremendously charged convergent platform for a bewildering spectrum of irresistible performances; from the oral delivery of fascinating tales, through dynamic herb-dealers, right through to monkey trainers. This breathtaking square has been granted World Heritage Site status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

In this famous square, be prepared to meet a great diversity of people, engaged in an immense array of activities; including snake charmers, acrobats, magicians, mystics, musicians, monkey trainers, herb sellers, story-tellers, dentists, and entertainers in medieval garb. Doubtless, hundreds of thousands of visitors across the globe, converge on this lively venue every year, to sample the exquisite aura of this exceptional plaza.