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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Jaro's residence at Mauritius....

The rent is 20,000 rupees/month - about $650, not including utilities - quite reasonable.
In Southern California, a similar place would probably cost about three times as much. Can't complain......

A cyclist lives here:   Residence Beau Soleil, Albion.

Funny thing is that the pool is very rarely used by anyone here - hardly seems worth the trouble to maintain it.  Also note the absence of rooftop solar water heaters on most of the buildings; this is quite different from RĂ©union, where the vast majority of buildings have them.  Instead, here they have just unheated water in the kitchen, while the bathroom shower has a small electric heater just upstream of the shower head.  I have seen gas-fired versions of these in Chile, but this is the first time I've seen electric ones.  Seems a bit counterintuitive to have an electric appliance in the shower, but it actually works quite well.

A couple of new souvenir bike jerseys....the graphics design and production is pretty basic, but at only 650 rupees (about Can$ 21) each, I'm thinking I should have bought more....

The local brew - very nice beer.

The lighthouse at Albion is a short distance from my residence - less than half-an-hour's bike ride.
Here looking north towards Port Louis, maybe 10km away.

Photos belong to Jaro Franta.

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