You spread out beneath my eyes,
A land of dunes ━ ocher, bright.
The wind in search of water stopped,
A land of heartbeats and fountains.
Vast as the night you fit
In the hollow of my hand. – Octavio Paz
When this post goes live I’ll be sitting on the beach under palm trees and drinking fresh coconut water. It’s only T-11 hrs before our plane takes off to Mauritius. I only booked our hotel yesterday, I still haven’t started packing and I don’t know anything about this beautiful island. Long story short, I’m not the best when it comes to early planning. It’s not that I’m bad at it, I just don’t care enough. I still have 6 hours on the flight to go through our travel guide to pick some highlights. I also prefer to ask local people what they recommend once I arrive. Sometimes I do make a list on my Google Maps app with places to eat….