Seychelles: Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean

Seychelles: Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean


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Pirate treasure is believed to be hidden somewhere on one of the small islands of Seychelles, which were used for many years as secret hideaways. Modern-day treasure-seekers are lured to the Indian Ocean archipelago by the promise of unspoiled golden beaches and the search for that elusive tropical paradise. For scenic splendor, isolated coral reef beaches, lush vegetation and a gentle tropical climate, the Republic of Seychelles is almost too good to be true. In this informative guide, Sarah Carpin examines the rich natural history of the islands, the short but vibrant history which has shaped the country since people first arrived here just over two hundred years ago, and offers tips on how to discover these paradise islands. Special topics include an argument by a Victorian traveler, General Gordon, that the islands were the site of the Garden of Eden; the unique conservation needs of the far-flung atoll of Aldabra, 'the Galapágos of the Indian Ocean', and how gold fever may strike even today.

• Written by a resident author with a special appreciation of Seychellois history and culture

• Literary excerpts and sidebars illuminate the local culture

• Fine color photographs and inviting layout

• Clear and detailed maps

• Diving and watersports

• Best beaches

• Tips for upmarket honeymoons

• Practical advice on the best food and hotels

• 103 illustrations, 8 maps

Author Biography: Sarah Carpin is a British journalist and radio broadcaster who lives and works in Seychelles. Married to Andrew, a Seychellois, they live on the island of Mahé with their three young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789622177529
Publisher: Odyssey Publications, Ltd.
Publication date: 03/14/2005
Series: Odyssey Illustrated Guides Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.72(d)

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