Wanderlust Wednesday #8


I’m still here and pleased to be back at writing for you all. Although I look forward to it, last week was rough and I found myself unable to create for a few days. Hence, the week-long hiatus.

Now Wanderlust Wednesday is back, and this week I’m dreaming of exploring a place that I imagine people write poetry about. From vibrant cities to stunning coastlines and awe-inspiring landscapes, Seychelles is a destination that’s right out of my dreams.

Situated in Eastern Africa, in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is considered an archipelago [ärkəˈpeləˌɡō] because it is not AN island but a group of islands. 115 to be exact.

Grand Anse, La Digue, Seychelles
Photo by Jean-Marie Hullot of Grand Anse, La Digue, Seychelles

Now let’s go island hopping (not to all 115 of course).

First stop is Mahé. The largest island in Seychelles – where almost everyone lives- is home to the capital city of Victoria, several beaches (of course) and Morne Seychellois National Park.

Victoria Market: I’d love to stroll through this island’s market filling a little straw bag with fresh fruits to eat on the beach later. This one reminds me of markets back home where fruits and veggies are fresh and easily accessible.

Victoria Market, Seychelles

Beau Vallon Beach: If you’re new to my blog, beaches are one of my favorite places in the world; and Seychelles is littered with them. Beau Vallon is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé.

Beauvallon Beach, Mahé, Seychelles
Photo by Jean-Marie Hullot of Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé, Seychelles
Beauvallon Beach, Mahé, Seychelles
Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé, Seychelles

Morne Seychellois National Park : Travelling has done something to me. Typically, I don’t enjoy grassy areas because no sooner than I’m in one,  do I start to get itchy. It might be all in my head but it kept me away from forest-y areas. However, now I think hiking through a forest can be fun and dare I say relaxing? The park is considered on of the best places to visit in Seychelles. I’ll have to see for myself!.

Next stop is Praslin. What is an island visit without beach-loving and food? The answer : not a proper one.

Photo by So Seychelles of Grande Anse, Praslin

Les Lauriers: Living in Miami created a special place in my heart for Creole food and Les Lauriers apparently whips up a splendid creole barbecue.

Anse Lazio: This little gem is a regular on the list of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles
Photo of Anse Lazio by So Seychelles
Photo of Anse Lazio by Thomas Gee

Anse Volbert: Another stunning beach on the coast of Praslin is there to remind you that the earth is truly a beautiful place. I imagine myself sitting comfortably on the sand, sipping water from a coconut (thankfully, coconuts don’t attract birds).

Anse Volbert by Alquiler de coches
Anse Volbert by Alquiler de coches

Final stop, La Digue.

Anse Source D’Argent: It’s hard to tire of beaches when they look this beautiful.

Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
Photo of Anse Source d’Argent by Jean-Marie Hullot 
Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
Photo of Anse Source d’Argent by Jean-Marie Hullot

Revel in the beauty that is Grande Anse.

Grand Anse, La Digue, Seychelles
Photo of Grande Anse, La Digue by Jean-Marie Hullot

Snorkeling at Île Cocos: I remember the first time I snorkeled, I hated it. Water kept getting in my nose, and all the other places it shouldn’t have been getting into. I got out of the water fairly quickly and thought I’d never do it again. But the clear blue waters, coral, and fish in Puerto Rico changed my mind. Île Cocos looks like one of those places worth snorkeling at.

Ile Coco, a small island near La Digue, Seychelles
Photo of Île Coco by Jean-Marie Hullot

If you’re not already dreaming of your next trip, I prescribe a re-read. Now I’m itching to go to the beach. Chances are it won’t compare to anything in Seychelles though. Have any of you been to Seychelles? What did you get up to? And if you haven’t, is it on your bucket list? Leave me a comment to let me know.

Until next Wednesday, keep dreaming

Thank you for reading!

same footprints, different sands


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