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Tropical Delights in Airport Departure Lounges

Mauritius as seen from a departure lounge

Mauritius, a cultural melting pot of intrigue and language and designer clothing stores. Well, at least thats the impression I got from being in the airport departure lounge for 3 hours during the 20 hour dual leg journey from Perth to London.

My first tastes of Mauritian food was a curried egg sandwich and a chicken omlette. Which tasted surprising like a regular curried egg sandwich. Although considering it was most likely made in Perth by Qantas catering, who handles the outgoing meals for a lot of other airlines, should not be too surprising.

Sadly I didn’t get to venture out into the day, which looked very mysterious and intriguing from inside the airport. Small birds flew throughout the terminal without anyone thinking it was weird, and although they say English is the main language, why the hell would you want to speak it, when you know French ?? Big points for French speaking Indian Mauritians, who seem to be one of the few Indian populations around to throw off the impossibly uncool accent.

Second leg of the journey out of Mauritius saw me eating a chicken chop suey and some form of little coconut sweet tart thing, as well as a cream cheese sandwich which was about as disgusting as it sounds.

The wine was good though… a couple of bottles of low grade Bordeaux (a white Chateau du Pin, and a red), kept me well plied and dehydrated, and the ‘tropical punch’ was much less punch and much more ‘straight rum in a glass with ice’.

Never fear though, this will not become a plane food blog. I’m safe and sound in London now, and have much exploring to do. Will update as i can, otherwise I hope you’re all well.

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7 Responses to “Tropical Delights in Airport Departure Lounges” (978 views)

  1. ben s

    Hey mate

    Good to hear all is going as planned.

    Keep us posted of your exploits in Europe :)


    September 12, 2008 at 10:17 am Reply
  2. Safe travels my friend! When you get to Paris, make sure you have a drink atop the Pompidou at sunset. You’ll get some great shots from up there!

    September 12, 2008 at 11:28 am Reply
  3. Kim

    Have fun in London! Looking forward to your next post! We miss you! ^__^

    September 13, 2008 at 7:45 am Reply
  4. Mae

    Have an enjoyable travel. Have you gone to Paris yet? Tasted the macarons? Well, have you?! Lol. ;)

    September 14, 2008 at 9:38 am Reply
  5. Ash

    You are wanting the accent? I can teach you no?

    *sideways nod of head*


    October 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm Reply
  6. stephen

    im opening a cafe in a few months time in mauritius..just happened to find your amazing blog! hoping you spend a few hours more in the island next time to have a proper taste of the food.. will be the most honoured to meet you..over a proper coffee of course, something rare on a tropical island.. cheers mate!

    June 16, 2009 at 3:19 am Reply

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