Quatres Bornes is a town in Mauritius located on the west side of the island and linking east, north, south, and west. You will drive through Quatres Bornes on your way from the airport to the tourist centres of Flic en Flac, Port Louis, and Grand Baie in the north.
The suburb of Ebene (Cyber City) is located within its confines – a mecca for tech, call centres, and other outsourced services housed on the island. In addition to the rich and sophisticated banking sector, Mauritius has a thriving knowledge economy located here.
Eglise St. Jean.
Looking down on Quatres Bornes.
Stunning-looking building housing one of the local big banks.
Port-Louis, the capital city of the island of Mauritius. I’ve visited many times but none for tourist reasons. All have been on business trips. So there is a lot that I don’t know about it. What I do know is:
that I feel safe walking around the city
there are wonderful restaurants
some amazing coffee shops
the street food is yummy and safe to eat
the people are happy and friendly
it has a strong business backbone
banks and ATMs abound
business-suited people mingle with tourists and locally dressed people to create a cultural patchwork
it has a lot of traffic
the Le Caudan Waterfront has chic high-end shops and restaurants
the market is a lot of fun
The Le Caudan Waterfront is decorated according to holidays and festivals. The umbrellas provided needed respite from the heat of the sun.
The harbour. When cyclones threaten all ships and boats are told to go out to sea and tough it out – safer for everyone. I was there when a cyclone threatened the island. I’ll always remember the day that the city shut down. Everyone was sent home, the rain came down, the blue waters of the harbour turned brown with silt, and people died in a flooded under the road tunnel trying to save their food stall.
I do wish to return to visit as a tourist. Perhaps then I’ll take a bigger variety of photos.