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Seychelles

Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean

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 splendour, 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 human history which has shaped the country since people first arrived here just over 200 years ago, and offers tips on how best to discover these paradise islands.

Special topics include an argument by a Victorian traveller, 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 Galapagos of the Indian Ocean", and how gold fever may strike even today. New sections in this edition include a guide to the best mountain walks on the islands, and a look at "Green Seychelles" and efforts to preserve natural history through correct ecotourism practices.

Reviews

“...An excellent and in-depth guide offering an insight into the history, culture, mysticism and the legends concerning these fascinating islands...” - Publishing News

Remarks

+ Written with a special appreciation of Seychellois history and culture

+ Green Seychelles: ecotourism and natural history

+ Literary excerpts and sidebars illuminate the local culture

+ Best beaches, diving and watersports on outer island resorts

+ Tips for 'barefoot luxury' honeymoons

+ The best mountain walks

+ Practical advice on the best food and hotels

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Seychelles - Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean

Biographies

Sarah Carpin - Author
Paul Turcotte - Photographer

Specifications

Publication Date : February 2005
Category : TRAVEL/Africa
Paperback ISBN 10 : 9622177522
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-752-9
Edition : Sixth Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 22.95, GB£ 14.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 328
Photos : 205 color
Maps : 10 clear and detailed maps

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