Touch of Beauty - September 2018

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Desk of Crystal PAGE 1 The Hopeful Beginning and Catastrophic End PAGE 1 Get a Head Start on Next Spring’s Garden PAGE 2 Falsities You’ve Been Told About Jury Duty PAGE 3 Late-Summer Panzanella PAGE 3 Have You Heard About Mauritius? PAGE 4

MARVELOUS MAURITIUS A Secret Island of Adventure

island’s layered past. You can visit one of the historical rummeries or explore Mauritius’ two UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites. You can also check out Aapravasi Ghat, the Immigration Depot, and Le Mourne Brabant.

TASTE THE MEMORIES

Just over 1,000 miles off the southeastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean lies the small island of Mauritius. The island is often overlooked by the rest of the world. Most people are more likely to have heard of the island’s most famous extinct occupant, the dodo bird, than the island itself. This is shocking when you discover how much fun there is to be had in this tropical wonderland.

the Seven Coloured Earths, where volcanic soil has created sand dunes of seven distinct colors. And what’s a trip to an island without the beach? Beautiful coral reefs surround Mauritius, keeping sharks away from the pristine beaches. Island guests and locals can fearlessly scuba dive around the brilliant reefs, swim with dolphins, kite surf, and find lots of other ways to enjoy the warm ocean waters.

A day spent playing on an island is always better with great food. Influenced by its French, Creole, Indian, and Chinese heritage, Mauritius offers a vast menu of delicious dishes to try, from curry to dim sum. And the rich soil and bountiful ocean provide more than enough fresh fruit and seafood to go around. Despite its amazing vacation potential, Mauritius is all but unheard of to people in the United States. This means travelers can find amazing five-star resorts at unbeatable prices! With this in mind, isn’t it time you got to know the island of Mauritius?

ADVENTURE AWAITS

WALK THROUGH HISTORY

Looking for fun in the sun? Start your trip to Mauritius with a hike up the lush Lion Mountain, or take time to snap a photo of

More than a tropical escape, Mauritius is an island full of history and culture, so there are plenty of opportunities to learn about the

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