Quote from somewhere on LJ:
oo oo and just cause i think its soooooo pretty…last break..i don’t remember when it was..(not christmas..) we went to Mauritius, an island off the coast of Madagascar..for those of you who don’t know..thats in Africa (its a country but its not on the mainland haha) and its like really really really poor but the beaches are GORGEOUS and they have some amazing resorts!! Maybe you know Cheycelle Islands(dunno how to spell)they’re right next to Mauritius and yea they’re like the same…but it was soo cool the beach was soo beautiful..and trust me i know what a pretty beach looks like and this is the prettiest i have EVER seen! but then again i’ve never been to Bora Bora haha..it was soo sad to get to the resort we had to drive through the most poverty stricken areas!! Like on TV when u see the comercials to help a little kid..yep..they are soo skinny and aaaw!!!
I just don’t know what to say :O
I know my country is not as advanced or developed as those in the West, nor is Mauritius only about scenic landscapes and beautiful beaches but to be seen as such, from the standpoint of this wealthy European girl, who’s been surrounded by luxuries all her life! Don’t YOU pity US…poor we may be, and skinny (ha!) at that, but we have our pride; we live and prosper.
The last time I checked, the Seychelles were higher up than Mauritius: they must have drifted down or something.
…like the same, indeed… the reifying gaze of the neocoloniser strikes again!