Why I don't deserve to be called a Mauritian

Veena V sari

Hello lovely. I love you already because you’re on our website, so thank you! My name is Veena V and I’m the founder of this site, you can read who else runs this blog here.

Mauritius is like paradise or as famous author Mark Twain said

“God created Mauritius first and then paradise was copied  after it..” (Very true!)

 

With this is mind, I feel that when people ask me ‘where are you from?’ I don’t really deserve to say that I come from Mauritius. This is because I see myself as British, I was born in the UK and spent all my life here. I can’t speak creole (the language of Mauritius) and I don’t really do anything that is typically Mauritian.

Hold on, so why on earth am I writing this website that is all about Mauritius!?

 

Setting up this blog has made me want to find out so much about what the amazing island has to offer and has made me re-live our family holidays to the paradise island. As a child I took our trips to Mauritius for granted.

But now when I go I’m going to make sure I don’t take anything for granted; the beaches, the weather, the people, my family over there and even the smells! Oh and how I forget the tasty food! Mauritian roti with a good old chicken curry is simply divine.

I’m so excited for us to discover Mauritius together, for me to share some great family stories from the island and for my Dad to tell you all about what the Real Mauritius is really like.

Let’s enjoy the ride!

 

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2 responses on “Why I don’t deserve to be called a Mauritian

  1. vitoaiaco@gmail.com' Vito Iacoviello says:

    Hi, great blog! Please keep writing!
    My name is Vito, originally from Italy, I have been living in the UK for 14 years now. I first moved here at the age of 20 and I connected in many ways with your dad’s story of when he first moved away from his homeland.
    I am now in the process of moving to Mauritius with all my family (my wife Amina and two kids Stefano and Donatella) and we have given ourselves the end of this year as a deadline.

    Any advice on the every day life in Mauritius is hugely appreciated!

    Keep up the good work

    Vito

    • Veena V says:

      Wow how did the move go Vito? We are launching our youtube channel in a few months and will lots of videos about everyday life in Mauritius on there. Please subscribe to get notified youtube.com/realmauritius

      P.s how old are your children? Hope everything is going very well

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