Tag Archives: Seychelles

Trip Report: Leaving Paradise: Ethiopian Business Class Mahe to Addis Ababa to Paris

Ethiopian Flt. 878 SEZ to ADD Boeing 737-800, Business Class, Dep. 4:12pm Arr. 6:30pm Ethiopian Flt. 704, ADD to CDG Boeing 767-300, Business Class, Dep. 11:55pm Arr. 5:15am (+1) After a great five days, it was time to leave the Seychelles. We arrived at Mahe’s airport about two hours before… Read more »

Trip Report: Exploring the Seychelles Part 2: Hiking to Anse Major and a Sainte Anne Marine Park Excursion

As promised, this is the second of two posts covering our experiences of the Seychelles outside the Hilton Northolme.  To read about eating in the Seychelles and the capital of Victoria, check out this post. Hiking to Anse Major I like doing at least one physical activity on my vacations,… Read more »

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 »

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 »