Seychelles Warnings and Dangers
Warnings and Dangers
Warnings and Dangers
Warnings and Dangers
Warnings and Dangers
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Weather and surf forecast for the Seychelles
Wondering about the weather, wind direction, surf etc?Check this and you may perhaps not get disappointed for what it's like at La Passe, La Digue today and the next few days...www.surf-forecast.com.breaks/LaPasse_1.1to3.shtml
Customs and arriving at the aiport
Most tourists that come to Seychelles are either couples looking for a romantic getaway (really popular honeymoon location) or families enjoying the beach. So if you are single, you will be questioned rather heavily on why you chose to go there. Having said that, everyone should have all documents (RETURN flight tickets, proof of accommodation, receipts for anything purchased from your departure point) ready for inspection - immigration is really strict on their rules.
1. Seychelles is not cheap. If you are planning on packing your trip with as many activities and want to try out all the local cuisine, chances are, you will be spending more than you initially thought you would. While the beaches are (mostly) free, everything else is not, and tourists actually pay a much higher rate than the locals do. Once you get to the airport, change as much money as safely possible. If you insist on using your cards, you'll be hit with some rather steep exchange rates from your bank.2. If you are going to use your card sporadically to withdraw at ATMs, be warned that not all cards will work. Barclays is the main bank in Seychelles. If you are Australian, my CBA card wasn't accepted at any of the 3 I used!
Animal crualty is all over the world.
Reffering to danger or warning abuse in the Seychelles. That person who wrote about animal crualty in the Seychelles is full of ***. Let me tell that person that I've seen worst animalcrualty overseas. Where animal dump in a frigit temperautre and find their own ways to find food. I had lots on my door step, my hearth was broken to see animal in frigit temperature starving to death or trying to keep them warm , so my daughter and I always have to feed them. Animals where their nails does't get cut and can hardly walk because their nails are to long. Lots of people overseas tortured animal. Seychelles is a paradise, maybe the person who wrote about animal crualty was trying to stay in the Seychelles and then he was not accepted to live in the country then he went ahead to gossip about animals crualty. I see animals in the Seychelles are free like a bird in the sky, because they have their...
Spiders, waves, nasty things
My girlfriend is from the seychelles and she is SUPER scared of spiders! just coming in the front door when we get home each night is a drama incase there is a spider there. But when we are in seychelles she is fine! has no problems with the spiders there. the big yellow ones never bother her, as they keep out of the way as others have said. I did manage to find a BIG spider one night in her sisters pool filter, it looked just like the hunsmans we have here in Australia that I use to play with as a kid, but unlike them, this thing was AGRO! I went to pick it up and chuck of over there retaining wall and it just wanted to fight me! It wouldnt even run away when i tried to scare it away from the pool. I normaly dont like killing anything but i wasnt to worried when they killed this one.Nothing has ever bothered me there. we normally stay 6 weeks at a time when visiting and i happily run...
Buying Coco de Mer
If you are buying Coco de Mer as a souvenir,make sure it has a green tag.It serves as permit to be exported legally and always ask for a receipt.Coco de Mer costs from 2,000 SCR (200 Euros) and above depending on the size and quality.
The Seychelles have implemented foreign exchange restrictions. All foreigners visiting the islands have to pay for services, such as restaurants, hotels and activities with foreign currency, local Seychelles Rupees are not accepted. Therefore it is advisable not to carry large amounts of local currency, since these may only be accepted in a few shops on the islands and cannot be changed into foreign currency. The main foreign currency on the islands is the Euro.
If you do not like spiders. It might not be the best place to visit.Everywhere in the bushes, trees those palm spiders will build their nets. If you hike arround you will not be able to miss them.However they are acctually harmless.
Protected and Forbidden to Export
Coco-de-mer or "sea-coco"a beautiful seed not to be exported from it's habitatnor smuggled out of Seychelles.Brandon Head's book The Food of the Gods, A Popular Account of Cocoapublisxhed in 1903, republished as an e-book by Gutenberg.orgincludes the "Sea-Coco", because of the name, sex emporiums have climbed onboard tooThe Coco-de-Mer palm produces the largest seed in the world and is endemic to only two of the 115 Seychelle Islands. The plants have separate sexes and thus there are male trees and female trees.NB: designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983&L[http://www.sif.sc/index.php?langue=eng&rub=34]Vallée de Mai of 19.5ha on Praslin Island has a palm forest is dominated by the endemic Coco de Mer (Koko-d-Mer Lodoicea maldivica).
In August, watch out for falling bread-fruits!
While we were driving around, we noticed that many cars has a bumps on their hoods. We were asking ourselves why when we assisted to an incredible thing: a large bread fruit fall down from a bread-fruit tree directly on a car!So, take care when driving under bread-fruit trees when they are ripe (we were there in August, so I presume that is the month they get ripe)!
Top 3 Hotels in Seychelles
Chateau de Feuilles Praslin
1 Review and 54 Opinions I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a very romantic and unique honeymoon. You are treated...
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