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Mauritius

Mauritius: The island where food is everywhere

It's a globe-spanning display of produce that migrated here along the paths of the sailing ships that brought settlers, slaves and servants to Mauritius.

"It's a melting pot, curry from India, noodles from China," says Linzy Bacbotte, a Mauritian singer and advocate of Creole culture. "It's very colorful, all the spices. And if you want a snack, the dried fish. It's yum."

She also likes a drink called alouda, sort of a milkshake with tapioca balls and sweetened with flavored syrups.

But Mauritius is one of those places where a bounty of snacks are never far away.