1/4 century old! Thanks for ur wishes!

Yeah, I am the birthday boy today :-)

“Calendrier des activités” :

Friday 19th March 2010 : Suffren (Pretexte l’anniversaire with Nitin and Vissen!)

Saturday 20th March 2010 : Home (Expression : Reculer pour mieux sauter :P)

Sunday 21th March 2010 : Direction Ile aux Cerfs.

Monday 22th March 2010 : A day with Dhaneesha… (We did not go to work :P )

The Ile Aux Cerfs trip

The day at sea was nice! My first time to Ile aux Cerfs lol. (wai, c vraie!)

It was planned only 3 days before! Fortunately, we did get a nice package at Rs800 per person. A speed boat picked us at Blue Bay at 930hrs and we “flew” near the islands around till we stopped on a spot… Seated at the back of the boat, I did not understand why, since I did not hear what the skipper was saying until I saw Dolphins! Yeah, they swam near the boat, very near!!! Mind blowing experience!

Then, equipped with diving masks, some of us had the opportunity to swim with tons of fishes. I was so nice to swim over the corals, with fishes staring at you with their eyes big open :P

At around 1230hrs, we reached Ile aux Cerfs where we had “Grillade Poule et Poisson” for most of us. We made the tour of the island and we stopped somewhere else to swim… I loved the view of the “Pailles en queues” flying at only some metres from the land sand and sea.

Thanks to Dhaneesha, Zainab, Mantasha, Jaya, Fadil, Splash, Ashutosh, Kreshma, Sabine, Dakshinee and Yogesh for being part of this day…

And the birthday cake?

As usual, Zainab did something nice again lol. She took care to bring a TINY piece of cake with a candle with her for the surprise :P

So, they sang the “happy birthday” song right in the middle of the sea lol. If you still remember, 2 years back, I had the same surprise “birthday cake” in the middle of the Black River Gorges forest :P btw, thanks for the gifts (@Zainab and @Sabine)

Dhaneesha and her mom also offered me a bigger birthday cake today :-)

A HUGE ONE!!!

After cutting the cake, we drove along the western coast and had a nice time together! Yeah, we were both on leave today. I also received a nice gift from her. No, it is not camera lenses :P lol

Don’t worry dear colleagues, please claim your birthday cake tomorrow, at work :P

As for my other friends, please share yourself… on the blog :-)

Thanks Dou! It tastes……… WOW! Unfortunately, non-veg birthday cake for those who are fasting…

The post comes to an end here, but life goes on, better and better… Happy Birthday to me again! :-)

Many thanks to all those who wished me by sms, on facebook, on MSN and in real life :-) Unfortunately, I did not reply to all of them, so, this post goes for you :-)

  • Avishna

    Happy Birthday – hope u got ur lense u were looking for. BTW how come first time u going ile o cerfs??

  • http://nav007.blogspot.com Nav

    Happy Birthday Dude! looks like you had an awesome one!
    (that cake looks the best btw!)

  • Mike

    Great photos, great times, good to see some happy faces, good luck.

  • http://ritesh2103.wordpress.com Rite$h

    Happy birthday, enjoy…

  • Splash

    Happy Birthday once more.

    Lot coute kan diman toi to bol, don bol trankil lol

  • Estelle

    Happy birthday Yashvin, malheureusement a partir de cet age la, on commence seulement a grandir de largeur…lol…will be joining ur club sooner…big wishes!!!

  • jeemeeos

    happy birthday

  • Jumping Turtle

    1/4 century mo rapel kisanla ti dire toi sa :D to p vine viexu yashvin to bizin marier aster… :D

  • http://www.tushal.net Tushal

    Happy birthday Grand Pa. xD

  • http://kailash.balnac.com Kailash

    Bonne anniv!

    Ashu pas ine sauter?

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin

    @Kailash : Merci. Do you mean “Ashutosh”?
    lol, li ti trop lourd surement :P

  • http://ashfaqblog.blogspot.com ashfaq

    “The day in the sea was nice!” you were in the sea ?? lolz..

    Hmm ile aux cerfs .. everyone in my family went there atleast twice .. and i have never gone till now .. does it deserve the travel from port louis to belle mare and take a boat to the island ? just wondering .. your opinion is welcomed :)

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin

    @ashfaq : lol. I guessed I meant “at sea” :P Anyways, then in that case : “in the sea” would be applicable during the minutes I was diving :P

    I was not really interested to go there neither. The beach is 5-10mins from my home and I rarely go there. But things have changed since I bought my camera. I planned the trip since I wanted to do something special on my birthday’s eve. To answer your question : I did enjoy the speed boat trip and the sight of the dolphins more than the island itself. The pailles en queues were nice too, I never saw them from so near before.

    I can say that the trip was something out of the usual things I do during my free time.
    I would recommend it if you have visited most places and coastal roads of the island :-)

  • http://ashfaqblog.blogspot.com ashfaq

    Nice review .. “I would recommend it if you have visited most places and coastal roads of the island” you should add that on a holiday brochure :)) hahaha lolz.. hope xavier pa galoupe derriere twa ! lolzz..
    I have indeed visited most places and coastal roads of the island .. but going on a boat, to land on a smaller scaled mauritius doesn’t sound that interesting to me!specially that my camera is broken since months ! lolz.. hihihi
    Maybe i would go there one day, but without much conviction i must say.. Apart from rodrigues n reunion or seychelles.. the mauritians rarely go to holidays on other islands lolz.. (finking of hawaii, haiti, papeete, french micronesia..)

    Oh.. Once more, Happy Birthday to you, .. just in case you are finking that i forgot, i already wished on your fb wall :P lolz..

    Cheerz .. :))

    Ashfaq

  • http://dhaneesha.com Dhaneesha

    Happy Birthday dou :P (pa kpv pa dire toi sa lor to blog lol)

    Btw mo aret call u midnite pou wish lol …. ALWAYS SLEEPING!!!!

  • Ruby

    Belated Happy Bday Yashvin..It Can B Seen Wizout Asking..U Must Hv Definitely Had A Gr8 Day xD..Kip Celebrating Ur Bday Every Yr :P

  • Ruby

    Belated Happy Bday Yashvin..It Can B Seen Wizout Asking..U Must Hv Definitely Had A Gr8 Day xD..Kip Celebrating Ur Bday Every Yr 4 Z Next X Yrs (Fill X Wiz A Number Of Ur Choice) :P

  • http://www.webdesign-bureau-of-mauritius.com Sachin @ Web Design Bureau of Mauritius

    A bit late but happy birthday to you.

  • archu

    Happy Belated Bday cuz :) x

  • http://www.lady-angele.com Angele

    Hey happy belated birthday! Hope you had a blast!

    Seeing dolphins is an amazing experience I agree. But feeling them next to you and swimming with them is even better :o Can we swim with dolphins in Mauritius??

  • http://www.yashvinblogs.com Yashvin

    @Angele : Thanks :-)
    Swim with dolphins, I don’t really know abt it. Does someone have any more details abt this?

  • http://inspiredtobake.wordpress.com/ PrerrnaMirchi

    Happy [Belated] Birthday! I can very well relate to your post since I also plan my birthdays well in advance. For my 23rd bday I organised a trip to Ile aux Aigrettes which was awesome [though we did not see any dolphins there]. More info about Swimming with Dolphins: http://mauritiusattractions.com/swim-with-dolphins-hours-p-73.html

  • errin

    Chek gros lazou ehehe :)

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