Coming from western Scotland, mosquito nets and sun cream are not usually part of my packing list. But having read what to expect, I was ready for life on a tropical island – Cousin Island Special Reserve in the Seychelles. (more…)
By Glynn Burridge
The Seychellois are a colourful and harmonious blend of different nationalities, all of whom have brought something of their own customs and cultures to the islands. The result is a culture enriched from many continents. (more…)
Seychelles may be a thousand miles from anywhere, but the Indian Ocean archipelago does try to keep up with the latest trend in the world.
Chatterbox, a café owned by Kirschlee and Marsha Naidoo, has brought a little innovation and excitement for coffee lovers on the island. (more…)
Source: Sesel Sa! Magazine
This cake has a dark orange glow with a moist, dense and chewy center. It is softly aromatic and a lovely accompaniment with tea or a scoop of ice cream. Papayas offer not only the luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics, but are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients. So for those health puffs you can exchange the sugar ingredient to 3 tablespoons of honey and the cake transforms into a nutritious treat to promote health.
By Glynn Burridge
A thousand miles from anywhere, the Seychelles archipelago was born in the distant past in the turmoil of a massive geological upheaval. This scattering of islands was so remote that it was left untouched by mankind until relatively recently – left alone to develop into the unique microcosm it remains today. (more…)
If one single factor has determined the course of Seychelles colourful history, then it is the fact that, as a country, it was settled relatively recently, in the mid-18th century, by French colonists and their retainers or, as the story goes, by a prophetic assortment of ‘15 whites, five Malabar Indians, seven Africans and a negress’.
So much for settlement, but the unrecorded history of the islands that appear on a number of the earliest maps, predates this by many centuries and has also coloured the character of the islands and their evolution into the nation state that we know today as Seychelles. (more…)