Port Louis, Mauritius, ZIP Code: 11201
I am in Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius for the last six years, and it has been an amazing experience. Mauritius feels like a home away from home. People here look like Indians, and most understand Hindi and English. They are very friendly and helpful people.
One of my favourite places in Port Louis is Le Caudan Waterfront – a commercial and entertainment complex that showcases the diversity and vibrancy of Mauritius. It’s a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Port Louis and seeking a blend of shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural experiences in a beautiful waterfront setting.
Despite being a small island nation, Mauritius is brimming with diverse culture. Interestingly close to two-third of the population comprise of Indian-origin people who had mostly migrated from Bihar centuries ago. The most common Indian languages spoken here are Bhojpuri, Hindi, Tamil and Urdu. Many French descent people stay here too. In fact many of the weddings here are an unusual combination of Bihari and French rituals.
There are Chinese and British descent people too in this island, and they make the atmosphere truly multicultural. Mauritius is beautiful and driving is a driver’s delight. The food is good, but a bit expensive than India.
My favourite part of living in Port Louis is the weekends on the beaches. Families just love coming here. Most of the beaches have good public toilets. People just pitch their tent, cook, party and relax without compromising on the cleanliness of the place, and that’s lovely.
Coming from a metropolitan of India, I found the pace of life a little slow, when I first landed here but now I have adopted this chilled milieu.
Anyone who comes to Mauritius just falls in love with the country because of its beauty and the warmth of its people.
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