This simply means: Hello! Long time no see…
However it is not ‘long time no sea’ because we are now in Mauritius for a family wedding.
In the past 36 hours we have made new friends, met up with relatives, discovered a diverse and unique culture, eaten some very delicious fish and taken our first ever trip on a catamaran.
I am embarassed, though, by the lack of posts since returning from South Korea. I still need to list the addresses for the many places we visited. Sadly my cough did not entirely disappear nor did my voice entirely reappear. I have been struggling then not only with writing (time-wise) but with speaking as well.
At the time of writing 선생님, that is to say my Korean language teacher, has completely lost her voice. She says in her message to the class that she is like the Little Mermaid…so I think she needs to eat some seaweed too.
Mauritius is beautiful and this time of the year the weather is perfect, with warm days tempered by a cool sea breeze. There were 15 of us in a minibus this morning on the drive to the marina, all chatting away excitedly about our flights to the island: we have come from the UK, Australia and Malaysia.
The trip out to sea on the catamaran was a perfect way for us to spend a day together. We admired the beautiful scenery, spotted playful dolphins, saw a volcanic rock jutting out of the seabed and ate a barbecue lunch. Some of us went snorkelling, some of us tried to get our legs tanned (the Brits), one of us was seasick (Auntie K) and at some point, all of us thought…”oh, we could so do this again”.
Tomorrow we will witness a traditional Indian wedding ceremony and have a wedding dinner in a local hotel. I hope to take some photos of the hibiscus, bougainvillea and frangipani that remind me so much of my childhood growing up in Malaysia.