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Seychelles: Garden of Eden in the Indian Ocean, Sixth Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guides) [Paperback]

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Pirate treasure is believed to be hidden somewhere on one of the small islands of Seychelles, which were used for many years as secret hideaways. Modern-day treasure-seekers are lured to the Indian Ocean archipelago by the promise of unspoiled golden beaches and the search for that elusive tropical paradise. For scenic splendor, isolated coral reef beaches, lush vegetation and a gentle tropical climate, the Republic of Seychelles is almost too good to be true.

In this informative guide, Sarah Carpin examines the rich natural history of the islands, the short but vibrant human history which has shaped the country since people first arrived here just over 200 years ago, and offers tips on how best to discover these paradise islands. Special topics include an argument by a Victorian traveler, General Gordon, that the islands were the site of the Garden of Eden; the unique conservation needs of the far-flung atoll of Aldabra, 'the Galpagos of the Indian Ocean', and how gold fever may strike even today. New sections in this edition include a guide to the best mountain walks on the islands, and a look at "Green Seychelles" and its efforts to preserve its natural history through correct ecotourism practices.

  • Sixth edition
  • Written with a special appreciation of Seychellois history and culture
  • Green Seychelles: ecotourism and natural history
  • Literary excerpts and sidebars illuminate the local culture
  • Best beaches, diving and watersports on outer island resorts
  • Tips for "barefoot luxury" honeymoons
  • The best mountain walks
  • Practical advice on the best food and hotels
  • 109 color photographs
  • 8 clear and detailed maps

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Odyssey Publications
Pages   268
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 14, 2005
Publisher   Odyssey Publications
ISBN  9622177522  
ISBN13  9789622177529  

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Dreaming of Paradise  Nov 10, 2006
This book is one of the most helpful when planning a trip to an exotic place. The pictures tell the story. I can't wait to take the family to the Seychelle Islands.
Complete, informative, entertaining - a tremendous resource.  Apr 3, 1999
A wonderfully compiled and well thought out resource. Sarah Carpin knows and loves Seychelles and renders an entertaining and informative summary of the history, culture and land.

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