Snapshots from the Seychelles

by Sanne
Grand Anse Beach, Seychelles

Last month I joined Poul for a layover in the Seychelles. After checking in at the hotel, we went straight down to the hotel restaurant, where we both fell in love with the guava jam which tasted like a little bite of heaven together with the pancakes from the breakfast buffet.

Poul had been flying all night, so after breakfast, he went back to the room to get some sleep, while I went for a walk. I had read that you could take the bus to Grand Anse Beach, but after having waited for 10 minutes I decided to start walking.

The beach was completely empty, not just from people but also from parasols and sunbed. I can’t even remember the last time I had a beach all to myself, so I thought I would take full advantage of this rare experience and walk along the beach back to the hotel. The road was running parallel to the beach, and I figured that it would be possible to find a path back to the road a little further down, but no! So I had to walk the same way back on the beach to get up to the road that lead back to the hotel. That was 6 km according to my phone!

When Poul woke up my feet thus did not feel like walking, but I agreed to go and check out a hiking trail close to the hotel. Though we did not get very far, because after only a few steps we saw a spider so big, we first thought it was a crab! Way too much nature for us, so we ran as fast as we could walked back to the hotel again. We spent the rest of the day at the hotel beach, safe from most creepy animals and insects except for fruit bats (the size of Batman), which were flying around in broad daylight. Here’s the video:

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