2018 HAL World Cruise
Saturday, March 24, 2018
For years, I’ve read articles about the Seychelles in travel magazines. So, it was a joy to finally go there! The Seychelles are composed of 115 islands. We docked at Victoria on the island of Mahe. This is the capital of the Seychelles and is the one of the smallest capitals in the world. The city is charming. First colonized by France in the 1700s and later controlled by Britain, the Seychelles gained independence in 1976. But the French charm and the colonial architecture remind one of the former history. The current population is descended from the Africans, Indians, and Chinese who were brought in to work the spice, sugar and cotton plantations. Their language, music and food reflect these global influences. They are called Creole, and their culture is very similar to that witnessed in New Orleans or the Caribbean!
Our next port is La Possession on the island of Reunion.