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Let Instagram take you to paradise island, which just so happens to be my home

Welcome to paradise on earth, a.k.a. my homeland.

Mauritius is a beautiful island near Madagascar and a major tourist destination. Mark Twain described it best when he said: “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”

It’s also the place I’m lucky enough to call home. If you’ve never been to or heard of Mauritius, here’s a glimpse of it through Instagram pictures.

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A refreshing walk in Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius’ first mall ever, located in the nation’s capital: Port Louis.

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#Mauritius

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Mauritius is famed for its beaches, and with good reason.

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Dreaming of paradise ???memories of Mauritius

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Most hotels are found by the beach, where you can have your meals or just laze around on a chaise longue. #holidaygoals

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?#waterfall #water #jungle #treetops #mountains #chamarel #mauritius #rain #sea_shanti

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One of our waterfalls, in all its glory.

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Sega dancers, which is as Mauritian as you can get in terms of entertainment.

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Horse-racing happens every Saturday, it’s a pretty big deal for many.

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Ah, the Mauritian biryani (or, more commonly known as “briyani”). While Mauritian Muslims hold a monopoly over this dish as they serve it on almost every occasion, all Mauritians salivate over a plate of briyani with a side of salad and pickle.

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Hiking trips are also really popular, and you can see why.

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Another picture of our resorts, because they’re pretty darn awesome.

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Since I refuse to accept that Eid has come and gone by so fast – a picture of typical Eid decorations in Plaine Verte, a suburb of Port Louis.