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Holiday includes business class return flights to/from London to Mauritius; 5 nights room-only accommodation at the 4- star La Pirogue sharing a Beach Villa; transfers to/from airport in Mauritius to La Pirogue; total pounds 3,000 spending money; travel insurance, visas and taxes paid.
The capsizing of the pirogue is an effective trope for the subtle balance required in navigating the cultural backwaters of the bayou, and tragedy is only averted by the knowledge, tolerance and diplomacy of the locals.
Sun Resorts Limited is a major Mauritian hotel group that currently owns and manages four resorts in Mauritius - Le Touessrok, Sugar Beach Resort, La Pirogue and Le Coco Beach.
The two gave Brian and his brothers, KP and David, the blueprints for building boats with a long line of wooden pirogues the group utilized to chase after birds in hard-to-reach places.
Food stations, prepared by John Woods of First Choice Catering in Horn Lake, included a Cajun-themed thatch hut decorated with jungle vines, purple orchids, and tropical foliage and featuring an authentic pirogue boat filled with fried catfish and hushpuppies; a tropical waterfall scene where guests sampled cheeses and fruit; and a sea-themed table with a massive dolphin ice sculpture presiding over mounds of jumbo shrimp.
After a 12-hour flight with Air Mauritius, we were driven a short distance from the small airport to La Pirogue, a resort on the west coast of the island which reopened last year after extensive refurbishment.
British Airways Holidays, with an upmarket choice, claims the top five wedding hotels are Club St Lucia and Rendezvous on St Lucia, Maritim and Le Pirogue on Mauritius and the Rex Grenadian on Grenada.
French expressions abound, Spanish not at all; punctuation seldom matches West Indian speech patterns; simple words are often misspelled, though pirogue, paraphernalia, and preciselies are not; many words are printed as conflations (young-girl, badjohnboyfriends) without advantage; and sometimes entire expressions lose effectiveness because too novel and opaque.
In three days, we explored several tiny, mostly uninhabited keys that ring many of the Society chain's islands, traveling by pirogue, the outboard-powered outriggers that are omnipresent in French Polynesia.
Mes notes partaient en pirogue alors j'ai vu le psychologue.
Au moins Trente-deux personnes ont trouve la mort et plusieurs autres sont portees disparues apres le naufrage, dans la nuit de vendredi a Samedi, de la pirogue qui les transportait sur un fleuve au centre du Mali, selon des responsables locaux et des rescapes.