Seychelles Independence Day – 29/6/2015

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

The Seychelles is an archipelago of  115 islands, most of which are uninhabited.  The archipelago stretches across 1.3 million square kilometers in the Indian Ocean. Seychelles is located east of Kenya and north of Madagascar in the western part of the Indian Ocean. Interestingly the Seychelles has the highest per capita GPD in Africa, excluding the French territories.  The official languages for the Seychelles are Creole, French and English.  The currency is the Seychelles Rupee.

Max and Tristan raising both the quarantine and Seychelles flags on our arrival

We arrived in the Seychelles a couple of days prior to Independence Day.  Independence day is on June 29th and celebrates the countries independence from the United Kingdom in 1976.  We actually joined the festivities that were held at the filled to capacity stadium.  The celebration was filled with pomp and ceremony, with army, navy and marching bands from both Seychelles, Australia, US and India marching, officials in black cars giving speeches and parachutists landing in the arena with the Seychelles flag.

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