Favorite thing: During the morning and evening traffic jam hours, you can see traffic policemen stationed at the various roundabouts and road junctions leading to Port Louis, controlling the traffic to ensure that the jam do not get worse.
No price on the market
Favorite thing: These women who choose with attention their apples of love are going to negotiate the price announced by the seller certainly then. The bargaining is a tradition Maurice's, and all commercial act is topic to bargaining. To the bazaar, it will happen very quickly, in kréol. For the fruits and vegetables, the tariffs are the more often indicated on the small placards in wood, but it doesn't prevent to bargain, especially if one buys a more important quantity than to the plain.
Fondest memory: For the whole remains, there is not any indication of tariff. The European tourist, will have all interest to raise the ear to hear these bargainings, and so to have an idea of the price proposed to the mauriciens, before inquiring for an article.
Rue de la Poudrière, de la Corderie, Bourbon...
Favorite thing: Rue de la Poudrière, Rue de la Corderie, Rue Bourbon, Rue Dauphine, Rue de Entrecataux... no, we are not in Paris but well to Port-Louis, to Mauritius, under the hot sun of the tropicses. The multi-colored crowd that hurries on the sidewalks and on shoed it, the horns of the cars, smoke are there to remind it to us. All this world chatters, shout, challenge himself, made of the business. All can negotiate itself in the street, licit goods or no. But nothing squalid, the character good child of the population, his natural brightness makes that all happens simply.
Fondest memory: In the streets close to the Bazaar (the central market) one crosses a whole varied fauna : of the beggars that one would believe took the middle age, the roaming dogs, the men and of women of all colors, of all races (and more again!), of all ages. All Port-Louis collides, jostle himself, parley, sometimes abuse himself, make up in these teeming streets where mingle modernity and archaism.
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The Caudan watterfront
Favorite thing: The old harbor of Port-Louis, the capital, to undergo a radical transformation : rats and rusty cans, eviscerated, in the stink that the heat made with difficulty tolerable, let place at one very pleasant seafront.
Fondest memory: One will certainly regret to have offered the place to them "merchants of the temple" but the evolution is all the same real.
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The capital of Mauritius
Favorite thing: Port-Louis is the capital of Mauritius. Capital to the suffocating, populous and loud ambiance.
Fondest memory: Business center is seat of the banks and the main enterprises of the country, Port-Louis is also the Government's seat, of the Parliament and the main Judicial Court.
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Favorite thing: Coming from Singapore, I was surprised to see a signboard of Singapore Airlines (perhaps this is their office) in Port Louis, even though the airlines have stopped flying from Singapore to Mauritius.
Distance view of Port Louis
Favorite thing: When I was at the beach at Point Aux Piment at the north-west of Mauritius, I managed to have a nice distance view of Port Louis on a fine and clear day.
Favorite thing: As in other towns of Mauritius, there are colourful buildings in Port Louis and some are interesting as well.
On top of the viewing hill
Favorite thing: The views on top of the hill where Fort Adelaide remains are fantastic indeed, and the weather and sunlight were also good. It was really a good experience for me.
Statues in the city
Favorite thing: There are several prominent statues on the main street and waterfront area which are worth taking photographs.
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