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.
Geography: Madagascar is in the Indian Ocean off of the Southeastern coast of Africa. It is the world's fourth largest island. It used to be a densely wooded area, but now has been cut down due to deforestation.