Mauritius (01.-16.12.2004) / Mauritius (December 1 to December 16, 2004)

 
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At the begin of December 2004 we made holidays at Mauritius for 2 weeks. In the evening of 1st of December we started
our journey with flight Austrian 9981 nonstop from Vienna to Mauritius. Our aircraft was an Boeing 767-3z9(ER) OE-LAX.
Boarding was at gate A01 and with a 45 minutes delay we started at runway 16 to our 10:30 hour flight to Mauritius.
We reached the island of Mauritius in the morning of the 2nd December. Its was a very beautiful country. During our approach
to runway 14 we were able to look at this marvelous island.

Some photos from our approach to Mauritius ...


After customs our travel agent already waited for us. We used a bus for the transfer to our hotel. The hotel Le Canonnier
is located in the north-west of Mauritius. The transfer took aprox. 1 hour but after this trip we could relax from the long
at the pool. The hotel was also fantastically - beautiful beach, really big pool and very good restaurants. The hotel is located
on an small peninsula - so it is surrounded at 3 sides by the sea. The following to weeks were very beautiful - we relaxed
all days at the pool or in the sea.

Some impressions from our hotel Le Canonnier ...



We also made a daytrip through Mauritius. In the southern part of the islands are the most sights of the country.
The landscape is really beautiful - green sugar fields and trees. Although the trip was very arduously it was worth
travelling throug this country.


Some pictured from the daytrip ...



At 14th of December we decided to make an helicopter roundtrip over Mauritius. Because our hotel had no landing platform
we went to the hotel Legends per Taxi. After paying the small landing fee we were able to go to the helicopter.
All helicpoter roundtrips are accomplished by Air Mauritius. Our helicopter was an Bell 206B Jetranger 3B-NZF with
a very friendly pilot. I was allowed to sit beside the pilot - my girlfriend had the whole second row for her own.
We also passed our hotel Le Canonnier during the roundtrip.

Some photos during the roundtrip ...
All pictured from the roundtrip can be seen here



Unfortunately the 15 days at Mauritius passed very soon. At the morning of 16th December we were transferd back
to the airport. After check-in and boarding at gate 03 our holidays ended with flight Austrian 9982. The aircraft
during our returnflight to Vienna was an Boeing 767-3Z9(ER) OE-LAE.

During the returnflight we had a good view onto africa and the dessert. We landed at Vienna's runway 11 on time at
6.55pm.


Some picture from the returnflight Austrian 9982



On the following map you can see the routes of all flights



Here are the links to the pictures I made during this trip.

Austrian 9981 from Vienna to Mauritius - December 1, 2004 (mehr)
Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International - December 2, 2004 (mehr)
Helicopter roundtrip over Mauritius - December 14, 2004 (mehr)
Austrian 9982 from Mauritius to Vienna - December 16, 2004 (mehr)