Discover Welcomes Russia! Солнце, море, пляжи – Приезжайте на Маврикий!

Privetstvuyu! from Mauritius! Over a month full of persistence and mingling with tourists all over the world and bringing forth an Application that has worked successfully in favor of the travelers and wanderers from every corner of the Earth, Discover™ Mauritius is proud to open its gates for the largest country in the world, the land of Soviets – Russia!

Within a span of few weeks from its Official Launch, Panda & Wolf’s Discover™ Mauritius Mobile App has increased the visibility of this tiny Paradise Island and has helped all the travelers to explore the unseen and unconventional beauty of Mauritius. With over 500,000 visitors, this app has been a revolutionary concept allowing the tourists to discover the Mauritian Island without having the restriction of the new age problems. How? Clearly, there has been, rather there is no other application or website that works Offline! That being said, majority of tourists have the very problem of having a good Wi Fi or internet access when on their journey on this Island. Hence, this app has proven to be efficient in allowing the users to wander without any inhibitions of having a ‘network’!

Having over 10,000 visitors from Russia this April on the Mobile App and ever increasing number, we are happy to guide you towards the Mauritian Island.

If you are traveling from Russia to Mauritius, the usual Flights start from $450 or 25,800 RUB can be boarded from Moscow. And if you wish to plan your perfect holiday, we have an even bigger news! Send us a Message through the ‘Plan your Trip’ section, and let us handle the rest for you!

Now all you have to do is, Pack your bags and keep your passport ready! The Paradise awaits you…

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Plan your Trip to Mauritius!

Get off the bus, take an uptown route or swim with the dolphins? Or nah, let’s just go shopping. Ergh! Why is planning so difficult? We always want to decide one place then sometimes end up going to another!

Not just our daily catch up with friends but a travel plan for a vacation also sometimes goes haywire. Many of the times agencies and tour operators give you those boring same old structured plans and visits to follow, and since we are traveling to an unfamiliar place, we give in to the tour operators to set our itinerary. This sometimes tends to be a not so clever idea or just a satisfactory experience leaving us with the desire of discovering the place alone.

The answer to that, dear travelers, is the Discover™ Mobile App! Planning a trip has never been this easy! You have your preferences in mind? We have your custom made plan ready! Use the App and plan that extravagant holiday by just letting us know YOUR NEEDS. From your shopping needs to sailing on that cruise, we got your plans covered! With this latest feature, you can not only plan a custom made itinerary but can also access to amazing deals on a variety of Activities! Just fill out our tiny quick form and the rest will be taken care of!

This is the place to start your adventure!

 

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Kreol Morisien

 

Most of the people in the world do not speak English or, even if they do, it is their second or third language. If the speakers do not use same language and words, there is no meaning to the communication!

When you are traveling on this Paradise Island, due to its mixed culture, you may hear people speaking many languages! Bhojpuri, English, French and Kreole. Certainly you may be curious about the Famous Mauritian Kreole being spoken by almost every one. Not that they do not speak the other languages, But Mauritian Creole or Morisyen (Mauritian Creole: kreol morisien) is a French-based creole language spoken in Mauritius. Having its roots since the ancestral eras where the Indians, Chinese, African and English helped create the language centuries ago. Almost everyone on the Island speaks Kreole. Wouldn’t you want to flaunt your way to the top with a few phrases? Of course you do! We have made a list of few helpful phrases for you to learn while you travel!

P.S: No Strong Language Included, although everyone eagerly seems to learns that first!

Hello
Bonzur. (Bon-zoor)


How are you?

Ki Manyer (Kii Man Yer)

 

All Good?

Tou Korek? (To Ko-reck?)

 

Fine, thank you.
Wai, korek. mersi (Way, ko-reck Mer-see)

 

What is your name?
Koman to/ou apelé? (Koh-mahn to/oo ap-pelai?)

 

My name is ______ .
Mo apel ______ . (Mo a-pel _____ .)

 

Nice to meet you.
Enchante. (ehn-shan-TAY)

What is this?
Ki Ete Sa? (Kii Etey Saa)


Please.
Sil to/ou plait.(Sil to/ou pleh)

Yes.
Wai. (Way)

No.
Non. (Non)

 

Good / Awesome

Mari Bon / Mari Top (Maari Bonn / Maari Top)

 

Excuse me. (getting attention)
Sil ou plait! (sil oo pleh)


Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Pardon. (Paardon)


I’m sorry.
Sori (Sorry)


Goodbye
O Rewar. (Oh Revwaar)


Goodbye (informal)
Alle Babay, Ciao (Bye), Taler(Later) (Aaley BaaBaay, Chaao, Taaler)


Do you speak English?
Ou Koz Anglwé? (Ooh Koz On gley?)


I Dont Speak French
Mo Paz Koz Francais (Mo paa Koz Fronsey)


Help! / I need Help
Aid Mwa / Aide Mwa Enn koute (Ayd moa/ Ayd moa en koot)

 

Where is the toilet?
Twalet Kote? (Twaa Let Ko Tey?)

 

How Much is this?

Komien sa (Kom mee euhn)

 

 

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How Geolocalization works!

Okay fellas, we are now far away from the era where we used the doves as our messengers and eagles to navigate! Moving towards the age where everything is digitally influenced, our methods and day to day lives have been rather more convenient than what was in the past. This very reason has got us to introduce a new service through DiscoverTM Mobile App that has changed the way we travel for the better! For a traveler, their main concern is getting to know what locations to visit and discover the unseen and untold beauty of every place, besides having the Mobile phone at hand, not much seems to be of help in order to do so. Hence, DiscoverTM Mobile App has a little treat for you all – Presenting the ‘GEO LOCALIZED BEACONS’ for the very first time in Mauritius has immensely improved the traveler’s experience.

Technology does come with such fancy terms not knowing what it does sometimes! Let us guide you how it works – Geo Localized beacons or Geolocation In its simplest form, involves the generation of a set of geographic coordinates and is closely related to the use of positioning systems, but its usefulness is enhanced by the use of these coordinates to determine a meaningful location, such as a street address. For instance, not many travelers tend to have a sim card and often do not usually have access to WiFi in order to find address or contacts to certain places during their journey, which can be quiet frustrating, and sometimes ending up with a not so pleasant experience. In such situations, Geo beacons allow the user to locate any place near or far by using the information from cell towers to triangulate the approximate position.

So if you are left stranded without an internet connection, or a local sim card, or even WiFi signal, and you still have DiscoverTM Mobile App on your phone, just use it! The Geo Localized beacons are already incorporated in the app that help the traveler to scout through various activities, shopping places, restaurants or even healthcare and just locate them to your closest proximity and give you that much needed help! Even if you happen to pass by the touristic areas of Flic en Flac or GrandBaie and are not aware of certain happening places, you get a direct notification of places that have been registered on the app that are in the close proximity from your current position, and again all this works OFFLINE!

Everything has its Pros and Cons and so is the case with Technology. But DiscoverTM Mobile App has always strived to fascinate the travelers with the right kind of implementation and again, prioritizing the User experience in such scenarios.

What are you waiting for? Download the App now and experience the best of this Island Offline!

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Panda & Wolf’s Discover (Mauritius)™

Finally! We are through with our official launch of Discover(Mauritius)™ Mobile Application! With the honorary presence of the representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, The Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, The Members of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) and Tourism promotion Association (TPA), The launch was held on the 14th of March, 2017 at Le Caudan Waterfront – A historical location for the app that is going down in the History perhaps! Launching the Discover(Mauritius)TM Mobile Application at such a location was a commendable task carried out by the team at Panda and Wolf Advertising Agency ultimately proving the successful response the application had.

While demonstrating the application to the many tourists walking into Caudan, we noticed that a lot of tourists were in a daze not knowing what to see and where to go! Few of them seemed to be lost and rather just spent most of their time clicking pictures around the fountain! You see, this is what lack of information does, fellow travelers. Hence, Discover(Mauritius)TM Mobile Application is here to guide you all to actually live that paradise moment!

We presented the application to many of the tourists, and explained them how one app has everything they needed to know and discover about Mauritius. Even better, it works offline! Thus solving the problem of constantly needing a WiFi signal at your disposal. Many of the tourists, especially the ones from the Asian countries, due to the language barrier, found the App more beneficial because more than half the information wasn’t disclosed by their tour guides. Well, take a note – the tour guide is not going to take you around the Island! In fact, since everyone is constantly on their Phones, it was much more easier for the tourists to take their own time and commute to their desired activities and sightseeing locations rather than following the time pressure set by their tour guide.

Our team met with one of the Indian couples who have been living in Mauritius past 6 months and surprisingly hasn’t traveled around the Island, but that fortunate day, they came across Discover(Mauritius)TM App and actually cancelled their tour guide as the App proved more efficient for planning their trip. We certainly do not imply on blowing our own horns but with the advancement of technology, Discover(Mauritius)TM Mobile Application is a revolutionary step towards making Mauritius – A Digital Paradise Island!

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The Dodo

For those traveling on the Island right now or are planning your journey, you might notice this strange bird with a long beak and quite a few stores bearing the name Dodo. Don’t be puzzled, infact it is an important part of the Mauritian History you ought to know about!

The dodo is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius. It’s closest genetic relative was the also extinct Rodrigues solitaire, the two forming the subfamily Raphinae of the family of pigeons and doves. The closest living relative of the dodo is the Nicobar pigeon. The first recorded mention of the dodo was by Dutch sailors in 1598. In the following years, the bird was hunted by sailors and invasive species, while its habitat was being destroyed. The last widely accepted sighting of a dodo was in 1662. Some even considered it to be a mythical creature!

You might wonder why in the world would you call a bird by the name ‘Dodo’? Well, It wasn’t a foolish bird! The etymology of the word dodo is unclear. Some ascribe it to the Dutch word ‘dodoor’ for “sluggard”, but it is more probably related to Dodaars, which means either “fat-arse” or “knot-arse”, referring to the knot of feathers on the hind end. The English writer Sir Thomas Herbert was the first to use the word dodo in print in his 1634 travelogue, claiming it was referred to as such by the Portuguese, who had visited Mauritius in 1507. Nevertheless, some sources still state that it is derived from the Portuguese word doudo (currently doido), meaning “fool” or “crazy”. It has also been suggested that dodo was an onomatopoeic approximation of the bird’s call, a two-note pigeon-like sound resembling “doo-doo” – Now that should make sense!

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The dodo’s appearance in life is evidenced only by drawings, paintings, and written accounts from the 17th century. The extinction of the dodo within less than a century of its discovery called attention to the previously unrecognized problem of human involvement in the disappearance of entire species. And even so, The dodo achieved widespread recognition from its role in the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and it has since become a fixture in popular culture, often as a symbol of extinction and obsolescence.

The death of Dodo is in fact a lesson in extinction to humanity. So much so, that the English expression ‘As dead as the Dodo’ had to be coined!

 

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Fishing in Mauritius

Like they say – There are plenty of fish in the Sea! When you are literally surrounded by the Ocean, wouldn’t you want to fling that cord and have your great big catch? Do it the Mauritian style by experiencing your finest fishing experience! Mauritius is ideally positioned to access the many exciting species of fish that frequent the warm, tropical waters.
Since its early days fishing has had a significant part in every-day life of the local Mauritians. Of course, throughout the years, with the increase in the number of visitors to the Island the game-fishing industry has developed to the point that one can enjoy large variety of exciting fishing trips in Mauritius. In addition to the fishing adventure itself, you will get to enjoy breathtaking views of the lagoons and of the many islets (small islands) surrounding Mauritius – a great adventure for itself. You don’t have to be a fisherman! But it truly is a great opportunity to enjoy a day of sailing and fun.
Mauritius also has varieties of fish like Bonito and Dorado that are popular in many other locations, but are much bigger in Mauritius. A Mako shark that weighed in at 1115 pounds is a nice example of Mauritius’ abundance of big fish! Excited? So then don’t forget to check out the Big Game Fishing on fishing banks, which are some 200 km away from Mauritius. The thriving banks are every fisherman’s dream. You can be sure to wind in a mighty catch.home-2
Few of the many activities that you could try out on your trip to this Paradise Island are:
• Tight lines
• Bonito rides
• Dorado rides
• Catch and release
• Bottom Fishing
• Stand up / Light tackle Fishing
• Jigging
• Big Game 1/2 Day
• Big Game full Day
Search nowhere! You just need to refer to JPH Charters or Royal Big Game Fishing for your fishing experience. All aboard everyone!

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