07 avril 2014

Look at the makis!

      I teach kids in school, but I also teach adults in a training centre about half an hour away. My current groups belong to a local construction society, so we spend hours talking about excavators, compactors, bulldozers, the difference between a Manitou and a Fenwick, where a site manager comes in the company hierarchy and how to work one's way up from pushing soil to wearing a tie and having one's own office. Very interesting, actually. There are groups of trainees in there every day, with lessons ranging... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2013

Makis and Turtles

        While P was here, we went down to the south of the island to one of the most beautiful (and most touristic, unfortunately) beaches in Mayotte: N'Gouja. Twice. The first time was during the school holidays, the second time was on the Monday when everybody went back to school... and as I don't work on Mondays, we thought the beach wouldn't be too full. It was almost empty, which was nice because most of the time, there are so many people there that you can tell where the turtles are by looking for the... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2011

She'll be coming round the mountain...

                            I went round the Mont Choungui last week-end with a walking group. It's near the bottom of the island, and is the most famous mountain in Mayotte, if not the highest (That's Mont Bénara, 664m). From its top, you're supposed to be able to see all the southern half of the island. It's actually a volcano rather than a mountain, but it has been inactive for ages. ... [Lire la suite]
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