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The Top Six Things to Do in Seychelles

  • Africa.com
  • 11 July 2012

The island nation of Seychelles, located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean, is known for its remarkable beauty and breathtaking beaches. The country’s small population and incredible geography and climate makes it one of the most idyllic tourist spots in all of Africa. Seychelles boasts a long and unique history that has been influenced by African, Arab, Asian and European cultures.

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Our Favourite Landscapes from Around the World

  • whl.travel
  • 23 April 2012

“Where’s the place you feel most at home in nature?” This is the question we posed to our network of local travel experts all around the world. They came back with responses about incredible landscapes that make their corners of the earth special. We’ve compiled their thoughts about some of the best landscapes from around the world.

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Seychelles: Something to Sing and Dance About

  • Pascal Esparon
  • 7 July 2011

The music of Seychelles is, and has always been, largely influenced by the instruments and the dance of the people who chose to make their homes here. So where did the Seychellois originally come from? Everywhere! This is why we call our country “the melting pot of cultures.”

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Seychelles Heats Up for the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games

  • Pascal Esparon
  • 2 June 2011

In August 2011, Seychelles will be on fire. In addition to the usual summer heat and high tourist season, sparks will fly with the kickoff of the eighth official Indian Ocean Island Games, a sports tournament involving athletes from islands in the southwest Indian Ocean. The event is a source of great pride for Seychelles.

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A Seychelles Honeymoon for the Royal Couple

  • Pascal Esparon
  • 12 May 2011

On the morning of May 10th, Prince William and his new bride Kate began their Seychelles honeymoon. They could have gone anywhere on the planet, but royal couple is spending 10 days on the paradise island of Desroches, a hideaway with a mix of security, luxury and privacy perfect for a king and queen in the making or anyone looking for a royal reception.

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Top Five Carnival Celebrations Outside Brazil

  • WHL Group
  • 2 February 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a well-deserved reputation as host of the biggest Carnival celebration in the world. Nowhere else on earth is this gloriously wanton Christian holiday of feasting before fasting quite as grand in scale. In fact, all over Brazil, wild and massive celebrations compete for the Carnival spotlight. This makes it easy to forget that Carnival is celebrated with the same passion and gusto in many other parts of the world as well!

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Celebrating Renewal: Out with Old Year, In with the New

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 16 December 2010

Over the past two weeks, in honour of the end-of-year holidays, we’ve shared some of the fourth-quarter stirrings from a few places around the world. Sikh pilgrimages, Orthodox Christmas, Eid in the Maldives and more. We’ve offered our top five picks of places where you can tap into a mystical vibe if you’re not already adept at just finding the spiritual experience in all travel. Even after all that, we still had a few items on our list that we wanted to share.

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Photo of the Week: A Swirl of Silver – Mackerel of the Seychelles

  • Angel Fish (photo), Pascal Esparon (text)
  • 21 March 2010

Set on the African continental shelf, the Seychelles’ surrounding sea is relatively shallow and has an abundance of marine life, like the shoal of mackerel (a type of migratory surface fish) pictured below. Other large shoals can include barracuda or grey jacks. On a dive in the Seychelles, one can really appreciate marine beauty like this.

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Finding Honeymoon Happiness in the Seychelles

  • Laura Fornadel
  • 3 February 2010

When deliberating a honeymoon – an important rite of passage for all soon-to-be-married couples – traditional romantic cities like Venice or Paris are usually top destination choices. Today, however, the African archipelagic nation of the Seychelles, already admired the world over for its stance on nature conservation is also indeed being lauded as one of the world’s number one honeymoon destinations.

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