Tuesday, September 14, 2010

MAURITIUS

Yippieeee....A card from an amazing, wonderful island. It is certainly one of the "Hard-To-Get countries" and my second written and stamped card ever from Mauritius!! It is great especially with the view of the Dodo:
The island of Mauritius is renowned for having been the only known home of the dodo. First sighted by Europeans around 1600 on Mauritius, this bird was an easy prey to settlers due to its weight and inability to fly. It became extinct less than eighty years later.
Love the stamps too...


Mauritius is situated in the warm and crystal clear Indian Ocean, to the east of the island of Madagascar, which itself, lies off the southeast of Africa near Mozambique.

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