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Travel Blogs from Mahe Island
... speak for themselves, I think. We will be sad to leave this wonderful and beautiful haven that has seen us sleep in, enjoy the most amazing almond croissants for breakfast, and meet wonderful island people. It's time now to head to Dubai in 6 hours. Now I just need to figure out how I am going to get this Coco De Mer back to Seattle in my tiny carry-on bag. Yes, I honestly purchased one and little Zoe is carrying it back for me in her backpack!
... sober and because everyone is somehow related crime is almost non existent. Local beer ( 280ml Seybrew) costs about R25 a pop, 20 local fags cost about R70 and very harsh drug laws keeps em pretty clean living. (Rupees and Rands about the same value) The island is very tidy and the peeps all keep beautiful gardens. Its a great place for kids to grow up.
... windy and quite miserable. But, the rain stopped and the sun came out for the last 30 minutes of the trip and guess who finally caught some fish....ME!! It was a great end to what was shaping up to be a bust of a fishing trip.
The days on the island were super - wake up, eat breakfast, lay on beach, go scuba diving, lay by pool, eat dinner, sleep, repeat....ahhhh.
We also took a few hours hike ...
... ladies are seen on the side of the roads displaying their personal real estate and advertising its commercial availability for the sake of their next "fix".
It would be satisfying to write of the Seychelles being, in every sense, a true paradise. Geographically it gets as close as can be; demographically, it has a ways to go. Hey! It's an imperfect world but some parts of it - many parts - including the Seychelles, are very special.
... was circulating. But the cash didn't circulate very far and while the Seychelles became a playground for the rich, the poor continued to be just that. Even amongst the rich the allocation of funds was seriously tilted by some enterprising bureaucrats with hands in the till.
In 1977, the leader of a heavily socialist party staged a coup with a mob of Tanzanian and North Korean comrade soldiers to give him a hand. Four years later, his ...