Our Story

Welcome to our family blog! Thank you so much for stopping by and we hope that you love Mauritius as much as we do. We launched this website in September 2015 for you to discover exactly what the Real Mauritius is really like. Away from the paradise beaches live the most incredible people, markets, food and music.

I was born in the UK but my parents were born in Mauritius and both moved here in their early 20s. You could say they were the first generation of British Mauritians!

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So who are we?

My name is Veena V. I’m an award winning radio presenter turned online entrepreneur. I was born in Liverpool in the UK and currently live in London. You can find out more about me on my website VeenaV.com where I love to spread positivity and I offer advice for people wanting to start their own youtube channel.

I’m also a Mum to an amazing (& hyperactive) little boy, so if you’re a parent fear not – I’ll bring you lots of travel tips and advice if you’re going to Mauritius with your family.

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Want to be inspired? I interview parents who have created successful businesses over on Mum To Millionaire – a weekly podcast show. The show has had over 10,000 downloads and you can listen on the blog, itunes or your phone

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Dad AKA Vic 

Dad moved to the UK in the 1970s and has worked in the NHS for  over 40 years – amazing.

Dad was born in a town called Goodlands in Mauritius and is the knowledge behind this blog. He loves his family, simply red (old british pop band!) and is one of the most caring people you will ever meet.

My parents have worked extremely hard and I’m so proud of everything they have done. They are one of the reasons why I’m so motivated in life.

Read all about his journey to the UK and why his first time here was so dark, desolate and depressing. Click to read


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