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Africa » Seychelles » Mahé March 2nd 2019

(SC) Hello again and greetings from the Seychelles, We're here for 10 days only, begining on Mahe (the main island), where we are staying in a delightful little 3* hotel right on the beach. We hired a car at the airport and so far have checked out our immediate neighbourhood: Beau Vallon. Delightful with a long beach of white sand, palm trees and really warm water.. We have also investigated the "smallest capital in Africa": Victoria. Interesting but plenty of traffic for what is little more than a small market town with some interesting colonial architecture. Today we toured right around Mahe checking out the beaches. There aren't that many as it is mainly a rocky coast but those that are there are simply delightful. See pix.. We believe that this travel blog site is working ... read more
Tropical island typical view - with CJC
Steve goes rock climbing
Another west side beach

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé July 19th 2017

July 19, 2017 - Today I left around 9:30 am and talked a bit to Claude before getting out to the bus. When I got to the road, I saw the bus pull away. Such a bummer. No way to know when it will come. It took half an hour for the next one. I took the bus to Victoria and then asked the drier which bus to take to Port Launay, where I could see a waterfall. He told me to stay on the bus, drove a few feet forward, then pointed out the place to board the right bus. And the right bus was just pulling up. The bus drove through the San Souci area, a lot of that within the national park, and there was a lot of beautiful forest to see. When ... read more
A misty national park
From the bus
From the bus

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé July 18th 2017

July 18, 2017 - Got up a little earlier this morning. I decided to go for a hike along the coast, and wanted to start before it was too hot, though I'm not sure it is ever really cool enough to be comfortable. I left around 8:30 and only had to wait 10 minutes for the bus. I had to switch buses at Beau Vallon, and the bus I needed was already there. But before I could get off the bus, it had pulled away. Such bad timing. I could either start walking, or wait. I waited. It took about half an hour for the next bus to come along. I took the bus to the end, and that is the start of the trail. There is even a sign and everything. A German couple also ... read more
On the hike
On the hike
On the hike

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé July 17th 2017

July 16, 2017 - This morning I had to wake up at 5am, so of course I was waking up all night long to check the time, and finally got up at 4:56am. I finished packing and had a little bit of breakfast - some toast with butter and jam - at Harry's. He drove me to the airport, leaving just before 6am, which I was sure was too late for a 7:30am flight. I checked in quite quickly, and then had to get into a long line for passport control. It was twenty minutes before boarding , and I was getting nrevous. As I stood there, I saw Reese, the kid I met yesterday, wandering around and looking at the line. His flight was at 7:05, and there was far more concern that he would ... read more
From the bus
Beau Vallon beach by bus
Beach by bus

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé July 17th 2017

July 17, 2017 - I did not sleep well. It was quite warm, and around midnight, I could hear dogs barking. A lot of dogs. And there was some sort of weird clicking sound. I tried ear plugs but I think the ones I had in reach were a little too old. Will have to change them out tonight. For breakfast I made ramen noodles again. All I had, really. I used the internet, as it was back to working again. I got ready for the day, which meant packing my day pack with camera, water, etc. I finally left around 10am and just as I got to the bus stop, the bus showed up. Such timing, as I think it only comes every half an hour or so. It only took about twenty minutes to ... read more
Victoria Market
At the market
Hindu temple

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé June 24th 2016

Well we had almost zero Internet access on the cruise, and now we're back on land in Mahe island at a lovely hotel, which does have access in the lobby. All in all this blog hasn't worked out too well, but maybe I can send some more thoughts, impressions from Paris where we'll be spending the weekend on the way home. Can say it's been a wonderful experience, and I'm sorry we couldn't shar it better. On to Paris!... read more

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé February 7th 2016

Seychelles 1-13-2016 Praslin va La Digue islands Sang nay toi thuc dau luc 4:30AM toi tap the duc roi bat dau lai xe di xem phan con lai cua dao nam ve phai cua dao. Con duong di cong queo vong vo hep nen nguy hiem nhung rat dep. Toi chua that con duong canh bo bien nao dep nhu con duong nay. Dep hon duong Hana road in Maui. Toi di den cuoi doan duong vat re ve Ferry de di chuyen 11:45 di dao La Digue. Tu Praslin den La Digue mat 15’. Toi den dao La Digue luc 12PM. Dao nay chi co xe dap va taxi. Khong co xe bus. Toi muon xe dap de di doc theo bai bien va noi day co nhieu doan duong dat cay coi va up ... read more
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Africa » Seychelles » Mahé August 23rd 2015

Seychelles is one of the most desirable couple destinations in the world. This beautiful pearl of the Indian Ocean is an international magnet for romantics, honeymooners, and families. The idea a solo traveller should be in their midst has thrown my fellow European holidaymakers into a spin, and some of the reactions I've received over the course of the last fortnight are hilarious. Couples walk along the beach and suddenly stop by my towel in deep conversation; European ladies face their bikini bodies towards me and preen themselves for minutes on end; and couples at restaurants simply race to sit next to me. Who is this strange person, where is his partner, and what on earth is he doing here? It's great fun and I've noticed many Russian comrades in bikinis at Beau Vallon beach, with ... read more
Clock Tower in Victoria
Moyenne Island views
Who's a pretty boy!

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé March 25th 2015

The morning we sailed from Sri Lanka we entered the High Risk Piracy zone. We were given a two page list of information and instructions regarding security measures being put into place. We will be cruising in this zone until we arrive in the Coromos Islands off Africa in thirteen days. The Silver Whisper’s exterior lights are all turned off from dusk to dawn. The ship is equipped with deafening acoustic sound devices. Also the high pressure water hoses are in place to prevent pirates from boarding the vessel. Additional security agents boarded our ship in Colombo, Sri Lanka and will remain on board until we clear the high risk area. They patrol the decks 24 hours a day and enforce the blackout policy. We have to keep our curtains closed and not use balcony ... read more
MALE, MALDIVES
MALDIVES AIRPORT
SMOKED FISH MARKET

Africa » Seychelles » Mahé » Victoria March 29th 2013

As we wandered along the jungle trail passing exotic fruit trees and herbal leaves, we heard the strange sound. It was like a man straining to do hefty work, only not a normal man, a monster man. “Uggghhhhh!” the thing groaned before becoming silent for a few seconds. Angela I stopped and looked at each other, wondering what it could be. “Uggghhhhh!” it went again, a reverberating sound straight from hell. It was louder this time. We moved onwards, careful in case the beast heard us. “What is it..?” I whispered as we passed underneath a bread fruit tree. It was a wonder the massive fruit weren’t shaking from all the noise. “And where’s it coming from? It sounds like a dragon giving birth.” We were in a large herbal garden ... read more
Sunset in Paradise
Colourful finch
Randy reptiles




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