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4 bazaars to taste Seychelles' island flavours

Victoria, Seychelles | June 8, 2017, Thursday @ 11:17 in Entertainment » SEYCHELLES BUZZ | By: Daniel Laurence and Betymie Bonnelame | Views: 5503
4 bazaars to taste Seychelles' island flavours

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(Seychelles News Agency) - While Seychelles has a unique environment and fascinating beaches, islanders and visitors can also get a taste of the local flavours through organised activities. Among them are the bazaars, which have become an integral part of the island nation's way of living, adding a sense of “joie de vivre”, where residents and tourists convene to renew or make new acquaintances.
SNA looks at the four main local bazaars.

Bazaar Victoria

A visit to the Seychelles' capital must include the bazaar Victoria, which is held at the former playground area along the road to the New Port. It is a lively tropical bazaar with the incessant sound of local vendors, craftsmen and musicians. Vendors sell various items like local souvenirs, necklaces and t-shirts printed out with the typical homemade design. It’s a place to chill out on a Friday afternoon until late evening in a jovial atmosphere. Don’t worry about food – you are sure to find something that will suit your tastes and if you’re into local Creole food so much the better.

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Bazaar Ovan

This takes place at Roche Copra in the southern district of Baie Lazare on Sundays. It is a place where one can experience the authentic and vibrant ambience that reflects the Seychellois Creole way of life. Visitors can also mingle in a true celebration of culture to the rhythms of Creole music -- not forgetting the tasty traditional snacks like the banana or cassava chips and beverages – all within an authentic Creole spirit. If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday, this is the place to go if you want to sample the local ambience.

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Bazaar Labrin

This is one of the most popular bazaars held in the country and it attracts a lot of tourists as well as locals. This bazaar takes place every Wednesday afternoon till late evening at the Beau Vallon beach, on the Northern side of Mahe, the main island. The Bazaar has different rows of stalls selling goods and local homemade delicacies -- such as breadfruit chips, banana cake, papaya salad, and coconut cake. At around 7 p.m. the locals will light up the “moutia” dance by the fire and dance to the rhythm of the local drums made out of goatskin.

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Bazaar Au Cap

Known as one of the most frequented bazaars in the southeast of Mahe, Bazaar Au Cap is a popular haunt for both locals and holidaymakers. This bazaar is mainly opened during the time of festivities, especially during the annual Creole Festival. The bazaar is believed to be among the best watering holes in the island nation to taste the heady ‘Kalou’, also known as palm wine. Vendors at the stalls ready with a friendly greeting.

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