Well that was for my Mauritian readers!
So what do you do in Mauritius when it rains? Stay indoors is probably the ‘korek’ answer and you can do that at a shopping mall and on the way back from ‘laplaz’, the beach …
There was a big ‘Super U’ supermarket at Flacq on the East coast with some 50 or so smaller shops around it and dry inside.
On the mezzanine floor there were some small independent shops and, surprisingly, the simplest of museums.
It highlighted the early colonisation of the island and how it developed.
Dutch, French and English ships would have dropped anchor off the island .. but their ships would have been a bit larger.
Early settlers had well ventilated homes, essential due to the primitive cooking utensils.
A farmer might have used an ox like this, hopefully not as thin, or sought an alternative job as a model for Abercrombie and Fitch.
Un-leased shop space has been put to excellent use in the shopping centre, the Mauritius Museums Council should be congratulated for putting this exhibition in the heart of the community with free and east access so visitors can imagine what life was like for the early inhabitants of the island.
Now back to my Creole lesson,
‘Mo Angle, mo sort Langleter’