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25th August 2009

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  1. September 2009
  2. Lindylou reviewed Alphonse Island in Seychelles

    "Alphonse Island is mostly covered by the Alphonse Island Lodge and inhabited by the people who work there, who also manage the facilities needed for the great diving and snorkelling, deep sea and fly fishing, and generally relaxing in the lap of luxury. …"

  3. Lindylou reviewed Anse Victorin in Seychelles

    The Times decreed in 2008 that this beach is the world's best. Is it for the minutely fine white sand, framed by shapely granite boulders at either end, or the soft fronds of the palm trees of the idyllically tempting turquoise of the water? Most likel…"

  4. Lindylou reviewed Denis Island in Seychelles

    Denis, named for the first name of a French explorer, in case you were wondering – I was – is at the northern end of the Seychelles, by Bird Island. Made of coral and dotted with coconut palms, the island hosts a private holiday resort &ndas…"

  5. Lindylou reviewed La Digue in Seychelles

    La Digue is the fourth largest inhabited island of the Seychelles group, with a population of around 2,000, most living in La Reunion. La Digue's claim to fame, and appeal are its beaches, most especially Anse Source d'Argent, one of the most photo…"

  6. Lindylou reviewed Curieuse Island in Seychelles

    Just off the north coast of Praslin, this granite island is the only other island the suggestively shaped coco de mer palms grow. Until the mid 20th Century the island was a leper colony, and you can see the remains of the hospital buildings and doctor'…"

  7. Lindylou reviewed Anse Volbert in Seychelles

    Anse Volbert is notable for the fineness of its sand – it's like powder. There's not much shade, and the beach is flat – some of the vegetation has been cleared away to make room for the hotel resorts that line it, but they haven't spoilt th…"

  8. Lindylou reviewed Vallée de Mai in Seychelles

    The Vallée de Mai is a small patch of jungle on Praslin island, endemic home to the famous, and famously suggestive Coco de Mer, and a colourful array of tropical birds, including the Black Parrot, and other plants. There's an entry feel into the…"

  9. August 2009
  10. Lindylou reviewed Ganga Talao in Mauritius

    Ganga Talao is a great lake, about 1800 feet above sea level in the extinct crater of a volcano. But more importantly it's one of the most sacred places in Mauritius for Hindus, and a place of annual pilgrimage. They're supposed to walk from their home…"

  11. Lindylou reviewed Casela Bird Park in Mauritius

    There are more than 140 different species of birds in this park, but the most famous must be the lovely long necked Pink Pigeons. They're rare, and I've never seen one before, but really delightful."

  12. Lindylou reviewed The Labourdonnais Orchards in Mauritius

    The Labourdonnais Orchards are like an unbelievable oasis of scented bounty where one's hardly needed. This land is fertile enough to support anything this orchard would seem to demonstrate – which is surely a bit unfair considering it's so close …"

  13. Lindylou reviewed Balaclava Ruins in Mauritius

    "What's known as the Balaclava Ruins are remains of a French fort, built under the island's first French Governor Mahé de Labourdonnais, where much of the island's arsenal was stored, and which was accidentally blown up. You can still see the line…"

  14. Lindylou reviewed La Curvette Beach in Mauritius

    Good for sailing, windsurfing, and in fact a whole raft of watersports, this is a public beach, which is a good thing between all the resort beaches, and a clean and beautiful one at that – even if it is a little cozy. The water is bright blue and…"

  15. Lindylou commented on Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

    "Not as thrilling as I hoped it was going to be..."

  16. Lindylou rated Sydney Harbour Bridge

  17. Lindylou rated Chamarel Falls and 'Coloured Earths'

  18. Lindylou rated Rodrigues

  19. Lindylou rated Ile aux Cerfs Beach

  20. Lindylou rated Mauritius

  21. Lindylou rated La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne

  22. Lindylou commented on La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne in Mauritius

    "If you're small enough - mostly children I'm afraid - you're allowed to sit on the giant tortoises. It's probably the least exciting ride ever so there's no need for Mr. Toad to move over, but it makes for a pretty exciting photo and they are impressive…"