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SEYCHELLES by KRISS on 13 september 2015

I know we are moving to sunny hot Spain so soon but for now we are still stuck in our house, almost sold, recovering from many things, including an exhausting month of january tying up loose ends.

We do need that lover's break in Seychelles and we are going to get it.
We settled for cheap plane tickets with Emirates, apparently it is supposed to be raining next couple of weeks but we'll take our chances.

I think that's what Kate and I had in mind when we flew out to Mahé, Seychelles last winter.


After one stop in Dubai, we landed early in the morning in already hot and steamy island of Mahé, laid back tiny airport.

The jetty to take the island hopper to the islands of Praslin et La Digue is about 10 minutes drive from there but there are only a few boats (the trip to Praslin takes 45min) and we had to wait a couple of hours.
While waiting, the rising temperature started messing with my body right out of a cold climate.

By the time we got to our hotel and went for a bath in the turquoise waters I started feeling very dizzy and collapsed on a bed all afternoon.
Everything was spinning very fast and I felt halfway between mild drunk and food poisoning.
That was just the heat.
I was able to get on my feet for supper a few hours later.

Praslin

It's the second biggest island of the archipel and homes the magnificent beach called Anse Lazio.
Infamous for the two British tourists who got bitten by a shark a few years back and died.
Fortunately, the waters are crystal clear and I believe you can see the danger coming from the distance.
Also, they added a small pond barrier.
We saw stingrays and a baby sea turtle on this beach and ate some delicious and cheap coconuts.


We rented a car for a day to tour the island and except for one very colonial style church that caught our attention on the other side of the island, Praslin struck us of the followings :

- The vallée de Mai, home of the ass coconut also called sea coconut (only since the politically correct became legion), a wonderful valley with lushy greens everywhere but you have to pay a fee to visit.
- The speed limit control.
I am very diplomat when it comes to these things and I acknowledged everything the policeman was telling me.
As a result we didn't get a fine.
- The scuba diving with the sharks.
Kate didn't snorkel when the boat stopped close to nowhere with only dark blue sea around us.
We later went in knee deep waters to snorkel together but she didn't let go of my hand.
Mind you this is actually when we came across one of the most dangerous creatures you can bump into, the stone fish.
- The amazing bats but more of that on La Digue - The little grey doves who came at our balcony eating from our hands

La Digue

When we arrived in La Digue, only a few nautic miles away from Praslin (10 min boat) the atmosphere felt completely different.
The tiny village is laid out in a very peculiar way, one long walk with shops and houses on both sides.
The place is beautiful and has an unequaled feeling to it.
We fell in love at first sight.
It helped that our room actually opened on one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.
Make no mistake, except in Maldives I believe sand doesn't get whiter than that and the sea is transparent and hot.
It can be difficult to snorkel your way from the shore because of the corral reef that prevents from any tide.
As a result, you only get a few centimeters of boiling water to bathe in.
There are deeper waters on the north shore but also strong currents and you don't want to swim there even if the sea looks plain calm.

One place that is not to be missed is Chez Jules, anse Banane, a tiny sea front cabanas where the octopus salad will fill 2 stomachs on a hungry day for about 5€.

This island is magical and I think it deserves a post on its own.

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LITTLE TRIP TO SEYCHELLES

LITTLE TRIP TO SEYCHELLES

LITTLE TRIP TO SEYCHELLES

LITTLE TRIP TO SEYCHELLES

LITTLE TRIP TO SEYCHELLES

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