Post – Photos – Harvest wagon costumes making

Reiner has started to archive our photos. Two of the many memory cards cannot be read out. He is still researching the solution. Then we tackled our mail. We had accumulated quite a bit. At noon Reiner’s brother André and our nephew Matthias came by with his new car to say hello. In the afternoon it rained “Cats and Dogs”.

In the evening there was costume making at Anne’s.


Uphusen – Homecoming – Surprise – Party

In the morning it was a bit like the calm before the storm, because the tables and benches were still empty. Then at 12:00 our friends came and surprised us with a wonderful garden party. They brought everything. Barbecue, salads and drinks, good weather and good mood. So nice to have and see you all again!

Thank you so much dear ones!


Arrive slowly

My parents invited us and my brother for breakfast today. Melina has early shift this weekend

We sat on the patio, it was very cozy. After that we continued unpacking and doing laundry. Reiner bought a hard drive to back up the photos. In the afternoon, there were marquee sets and a beer tap in the garden. But nobody came! In the evening we went to Reiner’s uncle and aunt to say hello on the other side of the street.

PS: Nice side effect of the trip!: Although we have always eaten very well, (Mostly we have written in what!), Reiner has lost 9 kg and I 3.5 kg.


Frankfurt – Bremen-Mahndorf – Home

After our night at the Moxy and a delicious breakfast, we took a cab to Frankfurt Airport long distance train station. We took the ICE 770 to Hannover and then the RegionalExpress 4422 to Bremen-Mahndorf (arriving on time at 16:30 ). We were welcomed with colorful signs, roses, and champagne flutes. Thank you very much!!!

After we had a round of chatting, we went home, where homemade cake from Mom and Clarissa awaited us. Our house tigers were still strangers at first. They are just very fixated on Melina.

A rainbow appeared over Uphusen to welcome us!


Mauritius – Frankfurt – Flight home

After 330 days of traveling around the world, we are back on German soil. Madness how fast the time passed! At 5:00 am, in the pitch dark and drizzle we left Andrea Lodge this morning and dropped off the car at “Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam” International Airport (MRU) shortly after 6:00 am. Then we packed again the things for the transport and checked in. The flight DE2315 with Condor took off at 7:55 am. On the way we could see very nice the Nile near Luxor.

At 17:29 we reached Frankfurt airport. At the passport control we had to wait a few minutes, then we walked to the hotel Moxy, where we spend the night.

Afterwards I went to the train station again to print the tickets and buy some drinks.


Mauritius – Balaclava Turtle Beach – Calodyne dream beach

Today we went snorkeling and swimming at two fantastic places. Early in the morning In Balaclava, at the beach next to the Maritim Hotel. We were in the water for over an hour and it was one of the best snorkeling spots ever.

Right from the beach you are in the middle of the coral reef and can see the most beautiful fish.

After that we went back to the apartment and had breakfast and checked out. Then we drove to the northern tip and swam at Seaview Calodyne on a great beach with small offshore islands. Snorkeling was not so good here, because the water was quite churned up by the sand and the reef edge was too far away. Guests told us that they go out by boat for diving and snorkeling. There was a restaurant on a small island off the beach. Guests are taken across on a raft. But you can also wade through the waist-high water. The water hammocks and separate pavilions were very nice.

After we were dry again, we ate our lunch (yogurt with fruits ) on the beach of Saint Francois and then with a short stop at the Phoenix Shopping Mall, we drove to the south of the island. We sleep tonight in Souillac in Andrea Lodge. For dinner we had a three course meal in the hotel’s own restaurant and a delicious cocktail.


Mauritius – Beach Tasting

Today we took it easy. Beautiful on our balcony breakfast and are then set out to look at the beaches in the north-west of the island. All beaches are easily accessible by car or bus and offer free parking and various activities such as : Boat tours, surfing, paragliding, etc.

  • Mont Choisy Beach (house beach)
  • Grand Baie Public Beach
  • La Cuvette Public Beach

All beaches are cleaned continuously. No pushy vendors.

In the end, the beach in Flic-en-Flac does not need to hide 😉

Afterwards we looked around in the shopping malls around Grand Baie.


Mauritius – FLic en FLac – Deep Diving – Mont Choisy

Reiner has reached his “Padi Advance Open Water Diver” level with today’s dive. He is now a registered advanced open water diver and can go diving with a buddy without an instructor. After he happily arrived back at the apartment, we packed our 7 things and moved on north to Mont Choisy.

Mauritius successfully hosted and won the Indian Ocean Island Games until Yesterday. Today was an official holiday. Fans and athletes met us on the way to the capital honking and celebrating, (some standing on the loading area and hanging out the window) to celebrate their victory there.

We got a nice apartment here again and went out for a nice dinner in the evening. I had Pizza and Reiner Local Food “Vindaye de Poulpe” (Squid With Vegetables and Rice).