Life in Mauritius
But why am I charged more than a local?
We’re not rich.
What money we have, we worked hard for, and certainly didn’t make it by cheating people.
Even a rich Mauritian will pay less than me.
It’s because I’m a foreigner (I have Mauritian parents, but was born overseas) and I can’t speak Creole.
Even when I speak French to them, a lot of locals think I’m Italian – they even argue with me:
“No, Madame, you are not Mauritian – you are Italian!”
Must be my accent.
Anyway, being overcharged…just a quick example………………
Life in Russia
The lush green trees were breathtaking. I used to be really good at identifying trees, but over the years I’m afraid I have lost my touch. Yes, most of Russia is covered in birch trees, but that’s not to say that there other forms of vegetation here. For example, oaks and cotton and what I can only describe as lipa trees. Like all cities it’s hard to appreciate how beautiful this world really is, and the only way is to drag yourself out of the city.
- Mauritius is a Popular Holiday Destination (hotelsmauritius1.wordpress.com)