I’ve always wanted to visit Seychelles, an archipelago of 155 islands in the Indian Ocean, to the northeast of Madagascar. Looks idyllic. Here are 5 of 10 factoids listed at a blog that’s got some fantastic photos, link is below:
- Pirates used to seek the islands of Seychelles as a hideout. It is believed that Olivier Le Vasseur, an infamous pirate, had a treasure worth 100,000 euros that remains hidden in the land up to the present.
- Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, is the smallest capital in the whole world.
- Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond novels and short stories, named his character Milton Krest after a tonic and ginger beer that he tasted while vacationing in Seychelles.
- Seychelles is the right place to visit if you want to see unique endemic species. These include the paradise flycatcher, the warbler, the jelly fish tree, and the female Coco de Mer, which is the world’s heaviest nut.
- Round Island used to be a leper colony. A stone prison still remains up to this day.
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