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With 115 islands, the Seychelles are definitely a dream destination for those who want to lying under the palm trees on long sandy beaches, swimming and snorkelling in a turquoise blue sea, admiring nature and generally enjoying the tranquil atmosphere that reigns on virtually the entire archipelago.
At the end of our journey, we stopped on the main island, Mahe, where live almost 90 percent of the whole population of Seychelles, and most of them live in the capital of Victoria. The tranquil and casual island atmosphere we have been accustomed so far, has quickly been replaced by clusters of people and crowd on the roads.
We continued our journey on the island of La Digue… a really small island. It is 5 kilometers long and only 3 kilometers wide and depending on population, it is still the third biggest isle on Seychelles. Yeah, it is small as hell 🙂 There are only a few cars on it, and they are just like those golf carts you see in expensive resorts. The locals as well as tourists for moving around the island and searching for their spot under the palm trees use bicycles. But forget about relaxed cycling along the beach and prepare yourself for some real steep climbs along the way. You can hire bicycles right next to the port or arrange a rent in your hotel. Daily rent of a bike will cost you 150 rupees, which is approximately 10 € (1 € = 15,3 SCR).
Our first destination was the second largest island of Seyschelles – Praslin, which is only 20 minutes by plane away from the main island of Mahe. A flight with a small plane that accommodates only 16 people, is a unique experience that can be extremely adrenaline and at times not that pleasant (of course, depending of the weather ). Instead of flying, you also have an alternative, which in this case is a ferry. Driving with it lasts a good hour, you can seat in the air-conditioned room and there is also a small bar on board, where you can grab something to drink or have a snack. Luxury at its finest . Regardless of whether you are traveling by plane or ferry, your ticket will cost you around 70 €.
This time, our trip will be a little different than we are used to, we will visit three continents in ten days! Perhaps at first glance, this really seems like and extremely crowded travel plan, but according to the calculations, this will be a really great daily schedule for us 🙂
In the beginning of June, we will fly with Turkish Airlines from Venice to Seychelles, but we will do a short stop in Istanbul, which lies in both Europe and Asia. The city has as many as 15 million inhabitants and it is the largest city in Europe. There we will certainly be impressed by architecture, which is a mixture of Christian and Muslim origin. Istanbul was in the past a capital of Eastern Roman and also Ottoman empire.