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10 great perks to living in the Seychelles islands

Victoria, Seychelles | June 2, 2016, Thursday @ 12:40 in Entertainment » SEYCHELLES BUZZ | By: Betymie Bonnelame | Views: 9462
10 great perks to living in the Seychelles islands

(Gerard Larose, Seychelles Tourism Board)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles is renowned for its powder white beaches and turquoise waters. There are, however, other perks to living in 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.

Here are 10 of them:

1. You can hear the birds singing almost every morning of every day of the year. It’s an exhilarating way to wake up and puts you in a cheery mood.

(Gerard Larose, Seychelles Tourism Board) Photo License: CC-BY

 

2. There is so much sunshine, no matter how the day goes, you feel good and you know why (Vitamin D anyone?). Even after bad moments you know the sun will go on shining.

(Gerard Larose, Seychelles Tourism Board) Photo License: CC-BY

 

3. When it rains, no worries! Dance in the rain. Have an open air shower. Take a swim in the ocean - the water feels so warm.

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4. The environment is so green, so colourful, that when you travel to the northern hemisphere you wonder if the trees need some green paint added to their leaves. Remember green is also one of the most relaxing colours. It can help you restore your energy.

(Gerard Larose, Seychelles Tourism Board) Photo License: CC-BY

 

5. You can spend your weekends and down time on the beach, some of the most beautiful ones in the world, and you don’t even have to spend hours in the car to get there.

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6. Have you heard or read about the ‘Garden of Eden’? Here you can actually go visit the place where the original ‘Garden of Eden’ is thought to be found, the Vallee de Mai on Praslin, and marvel at the Coco de Mer, the fruit of the garden.

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7. You don’t have to wear a suit to work – ever! No one wears suits here unless it’s a ‘suit and tie’ event or a very formal do! Found in town in one? It is a clear indication that you are a foreigner who has just landed.

(Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

 

8. Outside of work, you can live pretty much all the time in a pair of flip-flops, shorts and T-shirt, and this is practiced by the wealthy and those who are not. Clothes are a necessity on the islands, not a value judgment!

(Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

 

9. You can juggle at the very least two completely different professions at the same time, like being a taxi driver during the day and a pop singer in the evening, a hotel receptionist and a fashion model. Explore your potential!

Photo 1: (Patrick Joubert, Seychelles News Agency) Photo 2: (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

 

10. The longest traffic jam you will experience is between 30-45 minutes and that’s only if you are traveling to or from the country’s capital during peak hours. The longest car ride you will have to make is one hour, and that's a trip around the main island Mahe.

(Joena Bonnelame, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

 

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