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Seychelles: Praslin sights

Seychelles: Praslin sights

Fond Ferdinand Park Vallée de Mai is the most popular spot to see the famous coco de mer palm trees, but it is expensive at $30pp. Instead, we opted for the smaller and less expensive Fond Ferdinand. Unsure about the weather, we bought tickets online the morning of to...

Seychelles: Mahe restaurants and takeaway

Seychelles: Mahe restaurants and takeaway

La Perle Noire Restaurant This was our first night on the island, and we arrived right as they were opening at 6pm. Even though the restaurant was fully booked, the owner kindly gave us a table reserved for 7:30pm and we promised to be fast. All during our meal we saw...

Seychelles: Mahe sights

Seychelles: Mahe sights

Anse Royale Beach Our flight landed in the morning, and we had several hours to kill before we could check into our self-catering place. Since the weather was nice Eric pointed us to Anse Royal beach, also known as fairyland beach. The water colors were beautiful! We...

Seychelles: transportation (ferry, cars + bikes)

Seychelles: transportation (ferry, cars + bikes)

Since we wanted to explore multiple spots and didn't want to rely on a travel provider, we needed to arrange ferries to get between islands, plus either a car or a bike to get around each island. Ferry Trips When booking the ferry tickets in advance I used...

Seychelles: where we stayed

Seychelles: where we stayed

Villa Bella (Mahe) Our check in was easy - the owner was waiting for us and showed me around while Eric unpacked the car. There was an additional tourism fee that needed to be paid in local currency (25scr pp/night) so I’m glad I went to the ATM! The internet took a...

Seychelles: flights & lounges

Seychelles: flights & lounges

Altogether, we took a total of 7 flights going and returning from the Seychelles. Three of those flights were standard Southwest Airlines flights to position us to Chicago, or get us from New York to North Carolina. Below we recount the 'fun' flights, i.e. the...

Seychelles: introduction

Seychelles: introduction

Photos of the tropical Seychelle islands have intrigued me for years. Beaches lined with palm trees and massive boulders, plus large tortoises and the world's largest coconut? Yes please. However, the Seychelles are quite far away from the US, at least 18 hours of...

September 2023 Wine and Rugby: evening in Madrid

September 2023 Wine and Rugby: evening in Madrid

We dropped off the car at the airport and took an Uber into the city. After relaxing in the room for a bit, I stopped into ALE-HOP to look for comfy socks and found a pair of fluffy rainbow slippers for 5€! With that settled we headed out into the Madrid evening to...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)

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Eric and Leandra in Orient Point, NY :)

Hello! This website chronicles the travel adventures of a computational biologist and a WordPress website developer (with past entries of our 😇 rescued mini schnauzers, Riesling and Pasha).

We’ve steadily increased our travel over the last several years and that is the focus of our blog currently, but you can read older ‘daily life‘ and ‘canine‘ posts by clicking on those links.

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Eric and Leandra in Orient Point, NY :)