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Dear Mango, I Love You. Still.

I’m back. Writing about something very familiar and very dear to me. Mangos. More than 5 years have gone by, and mangoes are still the love of my life. I’ve expanded the places I’ve been able to eat mangos: St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent, and, of course, my old home,...

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To Market, To Market… on Mauritius!

Mauritius is known for its markets and as a newbie to the island, I thought I would give shopping at “The Market” a bash. That was my first mistake. You don’t give shopping at the market “a bash” because it WILL bash you. Allow me to explain...   I donned my...

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Peek Into My Island Job: Jewelry Designer

Tourists are often fascinated, understandably, by the minutiae of daily island life. Here they are in a place that seems pretty damn close to paradise, populated by people seemingly just like them except they've figured out how to make a life in a locale most only...

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