Tag Archives: Africa Travel

Exploring the Seychelles Part 1: Beau Vallon, Eating, and Victoria

My favorite thing to do in the Seychelles was doing nothing. Sitting in our villa, listening to the waves crash, or swimming in the Hilton’s infinity pool, or at a beach, or at afternoon tea, was exactly what I needed on a vacation – though something I hadn’t done on… Read more »

The Perils of Driving (and Renting) Cars in the Seychelles

Driving in the Seychelles is an adventure – one that began before we even got into a car.  Cars are not particularly cheap to rent in the Seychelles, with rates starting at 40-50 Euros a day.  We decided to rent a car anyway, though, because a transfer to the Hilton… Read more »

Trip Report: To the Seychelles Part 2: Addis Ababa Ground Experience and Ethiopian ADD to SEZ

Ethiopian Airlines Flt. 879, Cloud Nine Business Class, Boeing 737 Dep. ADD 10:10 AM Arr. 3:25 PM Upon arriving in Addis, we were let out right into the main terminal at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport. I’d never been to an African airport before and I was caught by surprise… Read more »

Trip Report: To the Seychelles Part 1: Ethiopian Airlines Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa, Cloud Nine Business Class

Ethiopian Airlines Flt. 501, Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa, “Cloud Nine” Business Class Boeing 777-200LR Dep. IAD 10:15am Arr. ADD 6:35am +1 Our trip to the Seychelles started out unglamorously early on a Sunday morning. Dulles is not a great airport for those living in downtown Washington, with taxi fares easily… Read more »

And we’re off… to the Seychelles and France!

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I’ve been a bad boy and haven’t uploaded my thrilling summary of what to do in Little Rock.  Hopefully in the next few days, as tomorrow morning, we’re off on our Three-Last-Hurrahs mileage burning adventure to the Seychelles and France. We’ll start off tomorrow bright and early with a flight… Read more »

Hilton Northolme Seychelles shenanigans? Or just odd well-intentioned communications?

Something odd is going on about my coming trip to the Seychelles, and I’m curious what your thoughts are. As noted here, my boyfriend and I are heading to the Seychelles the last week in February, taking advantage of pre-devaluation United award rates, and the fact that Ethiopian will soon… Read more »

Three Last Hurrahs = Going to the Seychelles and France!

There is a confluence of three deadlines coming up: (1) US Airways miles will be less useful for Star Alliance reward bookings as of March 30.  (The airline says it will retain relationships with some Star Alliance members after that date, but for how long and in what form is… Read more »