“My Mauritius” is a unique travel book narrated through a humorous first-person family experience with snippets of historical fiction and cultural insights from interviews with local personalities. The three strands are woven together to form the narrative, in brief and dynamic chapters that should not only interest the million tourists who visit Mauritius annually, but also the armchair dreamer. More
This book is a combination of a personal travel experience to the island of Mauritius, a series of fictional short stories based on historical events, and the cultural insights from the author's interviews with Mauritian people.
Although Mauritius is one of the top island destinations in the world, there are no cultural travel books currently available beyond the pocket travel guides.
These commercial series provide factual information on the island's history, topography, climate, economy, vegetation, flora, fauna, birdlife and underwater life. They also highlight the traditions of the different cultures, as well as the major festivals, crafts and architecture. Major tourist attractions, main towns, resorts, beaches and casinos are covered, as well as special interest visits, sports, water sports and diving.
But they are a soul-less description, and nowadays all those facts are easily found online.
“My Mauritius” is an attempt to create a unique book that delivers all that information but through a humorous first-person family travel experience with anecdotal snippets of historical fiction and cultural insights from interviews with local personalities.
These three strands are woven together to form the narrative, in brief and dynamic chapters.
Hopefully, the journey will not only interest the million tourists who visit Mauritius annually, but also the armchair dreamer.