Unique Places in La Digue

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    Rare bird

    by kyoub Written Aug 13, 2004

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    La Digue Vev Special Reserve, in the cool dark woods, you should spot the small and rare Seychelles black paradise flycatcher.
    There are said to be 5 or 6 pair of these rare birds here. We saw two birds and thought we were very lucky.

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    The Eagle's Nest Mountains

    by globetrott Updated Aug 29, 2014

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    The Eagle's Nest Mountains

    Eagle's Nest Mountains, what a funny name for a group of big rocks, close to the beach and next to the place where you can see and touch the Giant Turtoise.
    There are more such rocks on the closeby beach, where they make a perfect scenic contrast to the sandy grounds and the waves of the ocean.
    Dont expect to see Eagles there or Eagles nests, it is just a funny name !
    In my last Picture you will see that Praslin - as seen from La Digue - will survive the big floods that might come within some decades because of the warming of the atmosphere, while for instance the Maledives are totally flat and will be really in danger then to be totally flooded !

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    The Copra-mill of La Digue

    by globetrott Written Aug 30, 2014

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    The Copra - mill

    There are a lot of products made of Coconuts, once that the coco-milk had been taken out. Copra is the dried meat of the coconut and it is used to extract cocnut oil. In La Digue you will be able to see and visit an estate, where copra is won and you will see how it is done in the mill that you can see in my main picture.
    Our tourguide took us there and gave some informations and we were able to touch the coconuts, that was quite interesting !
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    In case that you are on your own, you will as well be able to go there, and take a look by yourself. The estate is not fenced in and you will find it at the very end of the road that you have to take - by Ox-Chart, bicycle or Walking - in order to get to the famous beach "Anse Source D'Argent"

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    the old graveyard of La Digue

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    There is an old graveyard in La Digue and you will pass by it in the ox-carts and other means of Transport when you go through the village towards the beach. It is a pity that I did see it just from a distance from my car, that I had booked as a tour onboard of our cruiseship. Next time I will walk that distance and will have the chance to see more of the small Details of the village.
    I love to explore old cemeteries !

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    The church "our Lady of Assumption"

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    The church "our Lady of Assumption"

    Our Lady of Assumption is the name of this small church of La Digue and you will pass by it when you take the mainroad through the village, from the ferry towards the famous beach "Anse Source D'Argent". Walkingtime from the pier will be around 10 minutes or so. Unfortunately the church was locked when I passed by , so I was not able to take a look inside.
    In my last Picture: this is what it looks like when you take the ox-carts in order to get to the beach "Anse Source D'Argent"

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    Animal farms

    by ayesh Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This is not something all of you would like to see, but it is absolutely a part of life. Way down at the end of LĀ“Union Estate a path leads up to a pig farm and a chicken farm. These are on two seperate pieces of land. The pigs are for the slaughter and are put in pigsties. It is not a nice sight, but gives an idea of the real life and food process...
    The same thing goes for the chicken farm.
    Tourists do not seem to get this far usually although the people were not surprised to see us and let us walk around on our own.

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    World's oldest turtles??

    by Kisu Written Oct 5, 2007

    Watch these old turtles enjoying their day, visit spider forest and have lunch in cute little houses on La Digue

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