Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pre-winter blues, Mauritius News and Work

The past few weeks I haven't really been that much into work, for some reason I just am drained and not as motivated as I have always been in the past. I guess since my two other good colleague friends have moved on and the new girls that replaced them are quite young, I just have those unexplainable fluffy thoughts around my head that I want to move to another department as well or perhaps continue with my plans of starting my own travel business.
I've also been quite busy with my family, losing a bit of privacy for almost two months, so many changes happening around me, socially/emotionally,etc. I guess its the winter blues getting to me quite early.
And then, on tuesday this week I was told by my workmate/friend that I got the allocation at work to travel to Mauritius next month! For 6 nights of pure luxury accommodation, full board and sightseeing package. There was a catch though. I still hold a Philippine passport and so I will need to get a visa to travel to Port Louis. To make it even more difficult, I have been trying to get in touch with the Mauritius High Commission but it seems they are understaffed cause I've tried calling them at least 30 times in total since yesterday. I only got to speak with the lady today. So am sending my passport and documents to Canberra tomorrow. And hopefully I get the visa in time for my trip on June 10.
I don't know what to expect of the island. All I know is that Mauritius is THE place celebrities go on their honeymoon or to just get away from it all. I know too that it will take about 12 hours to reach the island one way from Sydney! That is quite a long way. Imagine crossing the Indian Ocean. I guess I have to build up my travel resume of exotic and interesting places to visit. And hopefully this is the first of many more luxury travels (yeah right!). Well it is free to dream so let me be. (Enjoy snapshots of the island I hope to visit next month). So watch out if you catch me in some photo taken by peeping paparazzis!


erasmusa said...

that's great news! looking forward to your travelogue and photos :)

Mummy Sheng said...

wow, that place looks so inviting!

hope you got the visa on time.

have fun!

Gorgeous Traveller said...

Thanks! I will definitely have fun am sure.. that is if I get my visa on time! I think photofinish, I'd get it a day or two before we leave! :X

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