History: In 1947 a bloody uprising took place. Madagascar gained independence from harsh French-ruling in 1960. In 1982 the economy declined, which then authorities adopted a program imposed by the International Monetary Fund.
Mauritius (pronounced Mar-ish-us). A small island country off the east coast of Africa. This rich island seems comparable to a Caribbean island getaway... except a large amount of the locals in Mauritius are of Indian descent with either a Hindu or Islamic background and so the food served at restaurants often follow the rules of these religions. Cool! This map shows some popular tourist attractions. Hopefully I can use this one day.