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    The Emanuelle - house

    by globetrott Updated Sep 2, 2014

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    The Emanuelle - house

    The Emanuelle - house is a scenic building close to the estate, where you can visit the copra-mill and it was given that name since in the 1970s some famous movies were made there.
    The Emanuelle-movies of the 1970s were a first attempt to make erotique movies with good actors and perfect equipment and exotic places like in Bangkog, Hong Kong, Seychelles and many more.
    In the 1970s these movies were a big sucess,but what was forbidden to see for anybody under 18 at that time, is simply ridiculous when you see it today and compare it with contemporary shows on MTV and in the afternoon-series in european TV.
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    And of course I did go to these movies ONLY because of the exotic & scenic places around world that were shown there... ;-)
    I even found the whole movie now on YouTube: search there for "[Adios] Emmanuelle" and you will get a spanish Version of the movie and in 2:24 and in 4:07 you will see the building

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    Take a tour in an Ox-cart

    by globetrott Written Aug 30, 2014

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    The traditional way of a local "Taxi" is the ox-cart like you can see it in my pictures ! These oxcarts are used in order to take the luggage of the tourists to the hotels in La Digue, and when-ever a cruiseship is coming there will be tours with them on offer as well ! BUT of course there are just about 4 or 5 such oxcarts with up to 8 or 10 seats and our ship had more than 300 bookings for that tour !
    That is why you might book a tour in an oxcart, BUT will get a tour in a lorry, like shown in my last picture !
    That is what happened to me, and first I was a bit mad about this, but then I found out it was much faster that way and also possible to make some good fotos of the real oxcarts in action that way.

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    Anse Source D'Argent

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    Anse Source D'Argent

    The beach Anse Source D'Argent does not only have giant rocks but also cosy places to hide a bit and enjoy the beachlife that way. You will find showers and toilets close to the beach-bar and they will be locked, so you have to ask for the key at the bar and pay 5 R for the toilet and 10 R for the shower.
    There will be no further places to change clothes, BUT you will find lots of hidden places between the high rocks on the beach and similar.No entrance-fee to the beach and prices for the beach-bar are moderate as well !

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    Anse Source D'Argent on the Rocks

    by globetrott Written Aug 30, 2014

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    Rocks on the beach

    Anse Source D'Argent is the name of this famous beach where you will find a scenic combination of fine sands and giant rocks directely on the beach and partly in the water.
    The beach-area was large and wide enough to accomodate our 400 cruisepassangers plus lots of local people and tourists from local hotels and all of them found a rather quiet place to relax.
    It is one of the advantages of these giant rocks, that the beach is devided into various sections and the further you walk along the beachline, the more quiet places and niches you will find between these giant rocks.

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    The Tourist Info in La Digue

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    The Tourist Info in La Digue is next to the port so it is very easy to find it for you and it is also inside a very scenic, thatched building !
    You will be able to book various tours and even helicopterflights there !
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    And these are the opening hours of the Tourist-info:
    Mondays - Fridays: 08.00am - 04.30pm
    Saturdays: 09.00am - 12.00noon
    Sundays: closed !

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    The La Digue Jetty

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    La Digue Jetty

    The building in my picture is the port Authority of La Digue and in that building - at the end of the small port - will also provide a small cafe for snacks and a facility for changing money.
    the groundfloor is built as an open terrace in some parts and there you can sit and wait for the ferry etc. in the shade.
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    and also close to the port is the POST-OFFICE:
    open Mondays - Fridays: 08.00am - 12.00noon + 01.00pm - 04.00pm

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    The port of La Digue

    by globetrott Written Aug 30, 2014

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    The port of La Digue

    The port of La Digue is made just for the local ships and it is much too small to dock cruiseships of any size.
    Cruiseships will have to anchor outside and make tenderservice for their passangers.
    There are regular cargoships coming from other islands of the Seychelles and there will be some catamaran-ferries and fisherboats of course and maybe some yachts like you can see in my picture.

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    Take a walk along the beach

    by globetrott Written Aug 30, 2014

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    Even when you are not too much into taking a bath or swimming on the famous beach it still makes sense to walk there and take a walk along the beach on a path that is winding between scenic and very impressive rocks, palmtrees and Woods. It is an easy path, there is the beachbar to relax, some shopping facilities like hats, cocnuts and a lot more.
    It makes sense to wear shoes, as you never know what kind of animals might be hidden in the soft sand that you will walk through there.
    And always watch out for Spiders, that love to span their nets between the trees like shown in my local-customs-tips !

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    Vanilla

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 4, 2008

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    Not quiet a plant that originated in the Indian Ocean region, but rather in Mexico, however the region is today one of the largest producers of vanilla. Vanilla is a flavouring derived from orchids in the genus Vanilla native to Mexico.
    As part of the agricultural estate one can still see the old plantation and learn about the plants.

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    Giant Tortoise

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 4, 2008

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    Part of the agricultural estate on the island is a large group of Giant Turtoises that are home to the Seychelles. These turtoises are one of the largest tortoises in the world. Similar in size to the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoise, its carapace averages 120 cm in length. The average weight of a male is around 250 kg.

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    Anse Source d'Argent beach - just walk around

    by Sergeyu Written Nov 3, 2006

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    The sights of the boulders in contrast with silky shallow water and white sand on the shore indeed gives the great feeling of satisfaction - you've travelled SO long to get here and now it pays off :)

    Just walk around and make poics - and ypur glitzy album like from "Dream holiday"catalog is ready - I guarantee you after you will come back hoem you will not trust yourself that you ind3eed have been at this wonderfull place :)

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    Beautiful white sand

    by kyoub Updated May 7, 2006

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    You must go to Anse Source d'Argent. It is one of the most photographed beachs in the world and for good reason.
    There is white soft sand and giant granite boulders that have tumbled out of the mountainside onto the sand.
    The beach has many small coves

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    Anse d'Argent

    by Blanula Written Jun 10, 2005

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    Of course - it is the most photographed beach in the world... but they made it very touristy.

    If you want to get there you must go through the Estate and pay $5.00. You will see tortoises, horses, beautiful scenery and at the end is this beach.

    We were there around 12 AM and already it was quite bussy. You have to pay if you want to use the outside toilet (the keys are in the buffet/restaurant). We could not find an empty part of the beach. It is very unique place because it is not just a plain stretch of beach but it goes behind huge rocks. We walked to the end (you cannot see it from the beginning because it is quite curvy). After that we decided to leave this beach and we walked back. After maybe 10 minute walk we found beautiful long beach and there was nobody. So we stayed there.

    Anse d'Argent is beautiful place to see, I would recommend it to anybody. I just wanted to let you know that you should count with many other people wanting to see it too. I did not expect that and it was a surprise to me how many tourist can be in the same place. It was very unusual for Seychelles.

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    Big and beautiful beach

    by ayesh Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Last but not least: when you´ve passed the biking test and crossed the hill of La Digue you will find yourself at the biggest beach of La Digue: Grand Anse (what´s in a name)
    This bay seems more suitable for swimming than Source d´Argent, but watch out because the undercurrent is very dangerous here!!!!
    A paradisaical dangerous beauty, she is....

    (By the way, from here it is possible to reach several other small bays by foot which are said to be wonderfull)

    Unfortunately I did not make a picture here, so this one is of a very similar beach, just to give you the general idea...

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    Copra ´factory´

    by ayesh Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The next thing you will run into (if you do not hit the brakes) is a copra factory. Large name for a seemingly small business, but you´ll be surprised how much they produce. The copra (made out of coconuts) is created by a small group of people: the first collects the nuts, the second splits them, the third seperates the weat from the chaff and then the remainders are put in a large walk-in oven where the cocos will be dried for a long time! The result: copra....

    The process is not only interesting, but you will get a free little tour by the person who happens to be working there at the moment you arrive. She (in our case an old woman) will tell you everything you want to know (out of experiences) and will also let you have a taste, mjam mjam.

    (the pic is a friend opening a coconut)

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