Tuesday, June 30, 2009

travel tuesday: seychelles

The Seychelles are a string of islands off the coast of Africa, northeast of Madagascar, southwest of the Maldives.

The Seychelles have no indigenous population but are made up of people who have immigrated there. Their language is a creole based off of French.

With as clear water as the Seychelles seem to have I can only imagine that the snorkeling and scuba diving is amazing!

I thought it was interesting to learn that the Seychelles society is a matriarchal society rather than patriarchal.

Fairy Land on Mahe in the Seychelles

Deepam Cinema in Victoria, the capital city.

The Seychelles were first inhabited (at least the first recording) around 1609 by the British. They were used often as a post for pirates until the French took control around 1756.


  1. I have always wanted to go to the Seychelles. Maybe one day! The photos are stunning!

  2. Thanks for telling where you had your pictures taken from. The second is mine, used from a post in flickr !


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