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Le Morne Brabant - Mauritius

  • by jrs49
  • | Dec 28, 2008
  • | 286 views
  • | 11 comments

Le Morne Brabant Mountain, located in the southwest of Mauritius was used as a shelter by runaway slaves, known as "maroons", through the 18th and early 19th centuries. Protected by the mountain’s isolated, wooded and almost inaccessible cliffs, the escaped slaves formed small settlements in the caves found at the steep slopes. Le Morne has become over the years a symbol of the slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice. In recognition of this, UNESCO has added this site to its list of World Heritage Sites.

For those who want to know more , here are two links:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1259

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Morne_Brabant


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  • 5 years ago

    jrs49

    One of the hotel guests told us she had climbed up there  in a guided tour a few days ago when we were there. A few days later this activity was no longer permitted. The government wants to control the activities around the site. There are also rare endangered species of plants up there. Also rope climbing the cliffs would be a sacrilege to this site, considering the fact that many slaves did rather jump over the cliff to their death rather than let themselves caught and punished in some abominable way.

    About the view from up there, it must be quite spectacular and breath-taking, just like the view from the other mountains around.

  • 5 years ago

    aristeidis9

    Good!Did you make it at the top of the mountain?It must have great view from there..

  • 5 years ago

    jrs49

    The cost of living locally is quite reasonable. If one is to stay at say one of The Leading Hotels of the World like Le Saint Géran or Royal Palm Hotel, then it's very expensive. On the other hand one will have the chance of seeing some celebrities or even a royal. There is a large number of hotels spread around the coasts with modest prices and good food and services like the Paul & Virginie which I can recommend.

  • 5 years ago

    robskin69

    looks very nice, is it expensive there, I am used to India and Indonesia

  • 5 years ago

    jrs49

    You will be most welcome there Paula! The people over there are the most friendly in the whole world, ever smiling!

  • 5 years ago

    paula53

    Very nice photos....I must go there one day...I love the beach, the sun and a beautiful nature around.....like that!!!!Cool

    And with a "Prosecco " wine.....everything will be more exciting!!!!Smile

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