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CultureShock! Mauritius contains all the information you will need to assimilate into life on this island where the dodo once roamed free. Mauritius has often been called a paradise on earth because of its picture-postcard beaches and idyllic resorts; but that image is just one facet of this small nation with a multi-racial heritage. In this book, you will discover more about the different ethnic groups that live side-by-side and the local customs such as what to do when invited to an Indian, a Muslim, a Creole or a Chinese wedding. Learn more about the local Creole language, the traditional dance know as séga, the difference between a bazar and boutique as well as what to do at a tea hotel. Let CultureShock! Mauritius introduce you to the wonderful people of Mauritius and guide you through the ins and outs of the country so that you get the most out of your stay here..
Born in Mauritius, Roseline NgCheong-Lum spent the first 20 years of her life on the island, making friends with and learning from all the various ethnic groups that make up the country. These formative years have instilled in her a deep interest in peoples and their cultures. After graduating from Oxford University, she worked as a literature teacher in a large Mauritian secondary school. In 1988, she moved to Singapore where she now lives with her husband and two daughters. Roseline has lived in England, the United States and Thailand, and has travelled to almost every region in the world. She spends at least one month every year in Mauritius, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of her beloved country. Despite her hectic schedule, Roseline has managed to author several books including Not Just a Good Food Guide: Bangkok which won the 2005 Gourmand International Award for Best Culinary Travel Guide.