Seychelles Journals

Lack of Planning Upon Arriving
in Seychelles

Hopping Over to the Island of

Anse Source d'Argent Has My

Scraping the Bottom of the
Indian Ocean

Tinge of Homesickness

Granite Islands Rock

The Main Island of Mahe

Other Tidbits of Seychelles
Photo Albums
La Digue
Links relating to
my trip

Palm Beach Hotel

Lazare Picault

Other Links

Seychelles Facts
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My Seychelles Experience...

Highs: Anse Source d'Argent; the gorgeous sunsets I can see from my hotel room; scuba-diving;
complete relaxation.

Lows: Sandflies; how expensive everything is; the pouring rain in La Digue; food selection at the
markets; lack of restaurants; not arranging for transportation upon arriving and having to pay for a
night at a hotel in Mahe (in addition to the that I was a no-show at in Praslin).

Best Moment: Relaxing on Anse Source d'Argent.

Smells: Ocean; Creole cooking.

Sounds: Tortoises mating; pouring rain; Seychellois music; people speaking in Creole; American
country music on the radio.

Sights: Vallee de Mai ($19); coco-de-mer nut; L'Union Estate ($5) - this includes Anse Source
d'Argent (on La Digue); Cote d'Or beach on Praslin; Beau Vallon (on Mahe); Victoria (the capital).

Tastes: Creole food; octopus curry; breadfruit; soursoap (a delicious white fruit); tropical fruit;
coconut; banana bread; banana jam; saltwater from the ocean; fish samosas; SeyBrew (beer); SeyTe

Activities:  Diving in the Indian Ocean ($60).

Purchases: As if I could afford to purchase anything in this country...

Street Food: Fried breadfruit (almost just like potato chips).

Fun Food Finds: Did not see any.

Western Companies Out Here: None that I saw.

Other General Info...

Visa needed? No.

Type of currency? Seychelles rupees. About 5.5 equals $1.

Wallet Friendly? No. Not at all. Meals were EXPENSIVE ($25 for a main at a dive with no
atmosphere; $60 for a main at a casual place near the beach)! I ended up buying bread products from
the market and eating that during the day. Hotels were not that expensive, though, considering the
cost of food (could find a nice, decent place for under $100/night).

Things Seychelles Is Known For: The coco-de-mer (a double coconut only found here); the
gorgeous beaches; how expensive it is.

Religion: Catholic.

Costs: With airfare, hotels, transportation, food, activities: Approximately $1800
August 1-8, 2006
A Seychelles sunset.
Holding the coco-de-mer nut.
Anse Source d'Argent on La Digue.