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Seychelles (country 114) – a very wet three days

I’ve mentioned before that I am not a wild fan of beach destinations and now I have remembered why – when it pours with rain as it did in my three days here – bar a couple of hours there is very little else to do except watch TV box sets – am loving Succession and read and plan more travels in 2020 – so that’s what I did. However, given I was in Mauritius I knew I would never be closer again (2.5 hour flight) so decided it made sense to stop by and add it to my places visited list

A quick visit to Victoria, the smallest capital in the world – was indeed quick – it was very wet and very small. A market and a Hindu temple and ten minutes to walk around. Too wet to visit the botanical gardens

Market and inside the Hindu temple in the smallest capital in the World – Victoria

For the two hours that the sun came out I grabbed a taxi driver and asked him to drive me around the island – pretty I guess. I understand that the rules of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other UAE locations have brought up a lot of land and are building holiday homes and hotels there. It made me laugh that although they own their massive holiday homes they all choose to stay at the Four Seasons when they visit!

Beaches but also too much over building for rich visitors – the locals are not keen on this sale of the land

Beaches of Beau Vallon where I was staying

In a way I quite enjoyed the drama of the stormy weather – and at least it remains at least 26 degrees here however wet it is:)

Storms are gathering and the light in the building is looking back at my abode.

Off to colder climes for a bit on my next stop ………