Port Louis Local Customs

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    I always felt perfectely safe in Mauritius

    by globetrott Written Jan 9, 2011

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    I really always felt perfectely safe in Mauritius, no beggars in the streets, no scams and pickpockets, friendly people where-ever I went, even in some lousy sidestreets, that might have been a problem to walk trough in other parts of the world.
    Mauritius seems to be a good place to live, for me it might be too hot there, but there was also mostly some nice wind, so the heat was bearable.

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    Theatre of Port-Louis

    by Klod5 Written Mar 23, 2003

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    Team technique occasional professional team: 4 drivers, 4 electricians, 1 technician its (under contract) and 1 technician light
    feature technical Type of room: spectacles - fixes - 350 places
    Tray = width: 13 m - depth: 15 m - equipped in hangers - height under hangers: 9 m
    Equipment light: 10 spotlights 500W, 30 spotlights 1000W,
    Equipment its : console of mixage Soundcraft Spirit-Live 24 ways - 6 microphones - Chevin amplifying (RCF 1M 4 times for return and 1M 5/E one for Bose 100 VS)
    Note - Theater to the Italian constructs in 1820, and reopened in 1994 after renovation.
    programming theater festival

    Township of Port-Louis - Port-Louis
    Mauritius Tél: (00-230) 212-08-31
    Fax: (00-230) 212-42-58

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    La Citadelle - Fort Adelaïde

    by Klod5 Written Mar 23, 2003

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    team technique 6 technicians professionals song and light
    card technique yes
    feature technical Type of room : full air - 2300 places
    Tray = width: 16 m - depth : 9 m - not of hanger
    Equipment light: 1 game of organ 30 circuits, 2 preparations, bridge light 6 elements, 20 x 6 By 64 or 65, 20 spotlights 1000W, 12 cut 1000W, 6 x 4 ACLS, 2 HMIS pursuits, etc
    Equipment its : 8 HP JBL S2S, Crown amplifying, 10 returns, console Soundcraft 8000, effects, équalizer, réverb, DBX,S,
    The Citadel is a former closed fortress where are organized of the fairs, the exhibitions, the spectacles and the concerts..
    programming spectacles son and light in full air

    renting of the possible room
    other demonstrations yearly trade fair
    Mauritius Tél: (00-230) 242-22-50
    Fax: (00-230) 208-87-62

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    by SWFC_Fan Written May 10, 2008

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    Before my visit to Mauritius in February 2008, I had read about the refreshing local drink known as Alouda, and that Port Louis Central Market was the best place on the island to try it.

    So, during a daytrip to the Mauritian capital, I headed to the central market and sought out somewhere to sample a glass of this vanilla and almond flavoured drink. It didn’t take me long to find somewhere and, in fact, within seconds of entering the marketplace I was ushered into a shaded food and drink court where I found bustling crowds and all sorts of varieties of Alouda.

    I opted for the most common version, and paid 15 Rupees (approx. 0.25 GBP) for a large glass of almond flavoured drink, topped with vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce. I wasn’t entirely sure what was in the drink, but it had a strange texture (a bit like a lumpy milkshake), with some slimy, jelly-like molecules and lots of stringy bits. I wasn’t too keen on the texture, but the taste was great. It proved to be a very refreshing drink on a hot, sunny day.

    I managed to find this recipe online (thanks to: http://ile-maurice.tripod.com/alooda.htm):

    2 tablespoons of basil seeds
    1 cup of chopped agar agar strips
    1 litre of cold milk
    500ml of water
    Crushed ice
    Vanilla essence
    Almond essence

    It seems that it was the agar agar strips (which, according to the recipe, can be substituted with chopped gelatine jelly) that gave the drink its slimy jelly-like texture.

    I saw locals drinking other versions of Alouda that were mixed with Coca Cola or other soft drinks, or which included food colourings to give a green, pink or blue appearance. Some versions of Alouda don’t include milk, just water, and have the appearance of a runny jelly.

    Be sure to sample a refreshing glass of Mauritius’ famous Alouda!

    A glass of Alouda at Port Louis Central Market A busy Alouda stall at Port Louis Central Market

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