So far all of the activities I've been part of has been very exciting for me. The Seychellois, our neighbours, are very friendly and loving.The 1st day I met the group at their hotel they were very welcoming.We introduced ourselves with the help of Kalsey Belle, ofcourse, and afterwards sharp at 8.30 am 06 jan we boarded our bus to begin our adventure together in the north of mauritius.
Our first destination was Cap-Malheureux where the outer island, Coin-De-Mire, could be seen at very close view with its green and nice atmosphere. This particular island is directly linked to blue economy as it provides employment directly and indirectly too. Let me explain, all year round it provides job to the boats owners, caterers that supply food over there, guides that will make you learn more about Coin-De-mire" and the list goes on. But we need to consider to preserve it while exploiting the blue economy too.
Our next stop was Grand-Bay beach where we had lunch and enjoyed the sega music the local people were playing with their "Ravanne" .The beach and its surroundings were astonishingly clean and you must be wondering how it is linked with blue economy right? A clean place means a healthy place, thus attracting more people to come to this beach and eventually there will be demand for more sole traders, boutiques and small vendors around the corner reducing unemployment too.
After 30 minutes on the beach we moved to "La Croissette" one of the biggest mall of Mauritius. When i got there and explored the place, I realised that blue economy is not only in the oceans or the beaches but it is far more than that, for even the beautiful carved necklaces and other pieces of jewellery in the stores were made by using corals , shells and other sea related raw materials.
Then we made a last stop at Troux aux Cerfs in Curepipe which is a dormant valconic crater. We walked around it and viewing its breathtaking landscape. So it was a very good experience to be able to look at things on a different level.
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