Port Louis - Streets & Corners

Most visitors to Mauritius will skip Port Louis and hang out at the beaches. I don't blame them, but when I travel to a place, I want to dig deeper and understand the back story, the history and the presence of a place. And so, camera in one hand (Fuji X100T), my kids, hubby, and all the other baggage that comes with us, I began exploring the not to common streets and corners of the island. 

Sunni Masjid built by the Gujarati Muslim Traders

Sunni Masjid built by the Gujarati Muslim Traders

No Pictures. China Town.

No Pictures. China Town.

Tin Smith

Tin Smith

Port Louis, Market

Port Louis, Market

Indo-Mauritians make up 68% of the Mauritian popluation. Most of them originated from Bihar as laborer, whilst others come from Gujarat as traders.  

Indo-Mauritians make up 68% of the Mauritian popluation. Most of them originated from Bihar as laborer, whilst others come from Gujarat as traders.  

Outside a Gujarati trader's warehouse

Outside a Gujarati trader's warehouse

South Indian Gold Smitch

South Indian Gold Smitch

Mauritian Chinese Lady at the Indian Gold Smitch in China Town - Port Louis

Mauritian Chinese Lady at the Indian Gold Smitch in China Town - Port Louis