(story about Mauritian people 💜)
For quite some time I was thinking should I include this shot? It's definitely not something people would put on their walls of this "perfect Insta world".
I decided I must.
This shot was taken in the Chinese neighborhood in Port Louis, capital of Mauritius. And as this place definitely doesn't show up the reality for 90% of the people (or more), well there are still people all over the island who actually still live in places like this one.
So today I want to say something about history of Mauritius and its people.
Before French came in early 18th century no one was living there. So they realized with time that island is perfect for growing sugar cane, so you see, they needed people. So they took slaves mainly from African and Chinese parts, and then British took over the island and slavery was abolished. More people were brought to island, mostly from India then. So today's people carry origin of Indian and African or Chinese, or each separate or all combinations. And today's kids, my generation and younger are so exotic and beautiful. 💜 you see I feel in love with an island because of people. Most are hinduists and there is this special vibe that I never felt before. People are genuine. And open. And they wear their heart on the sleeve. And friendly. And they would do everything to make you feel like home without expectations and money in return or anything else. They are hard workers and give 100% even they don't work much in terms of hours. I would love that every human all their life feels like I was feeling when I was at Mauritius.
And that is feeling of being accepted and cared for.
I will never forget these people.