Off Somewhere Sunny!

The Seychelles

Maxence and I are leaving tonight for ten days of well deserved vacation in the Seychelles islands. The plan is to lie on the beach, sleep till noon, read under coconut trees, swim in lagoons, walk in the natural parks, search for geckos, scuba dive, marvel at the multicolored fish, and sip on drinks with chunks of exotic fruit perched on the rim of the glass.

I probably won’t be posting until we get back, but I heard that the Seychelles serve the best créole cuisine of the Indian Ocean, so stay tuned for my take on that!

And thanks to this website for the picture, which I borrowed until we bring back our own…

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  • Céline

    Je vous souhaite à tous les deux de super bonnes vacances !
    Have a nice holiday !
    Schönen Urlaub !

    Gros bisous

    PS: Moi aussi, je veux une carte postale toute pareille à la photo, pour rever de chaleur au coeur de l’hiver… :-)

  • Tu l’auras ma Céline! Ou alors peut-être une toute kitsch avec des pouffes en bikini? :)
    Plein de bisous,

  • Céline

    Oh oui, des pouffes en bikini! Avec marqué dessus ‘Aux Seychelles, on s’éclate’ ! En fait, c’est ca que je veux ! :-)


  • Deb

    Have a wonderful trip-will miss you but can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back.

  • Clotilde,

    10 days? Ack! While Deb’s off and remodeling her new kitchen, and you’re off to some gorgeous tropical sunny place (how dare you?) I am here alone, wondering what to cook. Sigh. All right, I resign myself to defeat and will just keep diligently posting until you all get back.

    Slumping off into a corner,


  • i can only hope that those tropical drinks with exotic fruit garnishes are festively decorated with paper parasols. you deserve the best, you know.

  • Blue – ahh but now it’s your turn to go away on vacation! Have a safe trip!

    Monkey – the cocktails we had turned out to be decorated not only with chunks of fruit, sugar on the rim and little umbrellas, but also gorgeous fresh tropical flowers! As beautiful as they were delicious…

  • Lisa

    It may be five years after you were in the Seychelles, but I feel the need to tell you that the bats you ate were listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List and are likely to be upgraded to Endangered in a few years. They are not farmed, and they have long lives producing just one offspring each year, so populations under attack are decimated pretty rapidly. As foodies, I would think you might make some effort to consider the impacts of what you are eating. Fruit bats aid in seed dispersal and are responsible for maintaining some native fruiting plant populations. In addition, people who ate bats on Guam Island in the Pacific tended to get ALS-parkinsonism dementia complex (a brain disease), so health-wise bat-gastronomy isn’t a great idea either.

  • Lisa – Thank you for sharing this information; we were not aware of this at the time, but will be in the future.

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