This beautiful card has travelled from Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean, where my friends were lucky to spend their holidays. :)
Mauritius is located about 170 km from Réunion (the first island in this project, remember? :)). The country, Republic of Mauritius, includes also a few other islands: Rodrigues, Agalega, and the archipelago of Saint Brandon.
First people who arrived in Mauritius were Arab sailors, who named it then 'Dina Arobi'; the name 'Mauritius' was given by the Dutch travellers in 1598. Today, the island is multiethnic and multicultural, with no official language - the most common ones are Mauritian creole, English and French.
For many years Mauritius was also (the only) home of the Dodo bird, which became extinct around 1662. If you have read or seen Alice in Wonderland, you know how those birds looked like :)
- Republic of Mauritius
- in the Indian Ocean
- Port Louis
- postcard sent
- postcard received
- distance travelled
- sent from
- MRU airport