According to extrareference, the largest island of the Seychelles is Mahe, it is home to about 90% of all the inhabitants of the republic, as well as the most modern international Seychelles airport and the capital of the state – Victoria. Victoria is one of the smallest capitals in the world, and is also the only real city in the country. All other localities in the Seychelles are villages. The main attraction of the capital is the famous market named after. Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clark. The market is named after the former governor of the Seychelles (1947-1951). The market is a huge Chinese-style building with a green roof and a large trading yard, where city life is seething every day, if you want to get to know the local population better and see the ordinary life of the Seychellois, then you must definitely visit this market. Here they sell seafood, fruits and vegetables and meat. An equally interesting Market Street leads to the market building, which is considered a great place for walking. A lot of interesting shops are scattered along the street. Victoria’s architectural merit is considered to be the Clock Tower, which many call “mini Big Ben”, but in fact it is an exact copy of the clock tower, which was installed in London’s Westminster in 1892. The tower itself is not very big, about 4 meters and unlike the original, it is completely painted in silver. The Victoria Tower was inaugurated in 1903 in memory of Queen Victoria. Opposite the famous Seychelles beach of Beau Vallon lies the island of Silhouette, which is the most beautiful equatorial forest in the Indian Ocean. The population of the island is extremely small, however, the best conditions for tourists’ recreation are created here. The main advantage of the island of Mahe is 68 beaches. The entire coastline of the island is indented by numerous bays of various sizes. The most famous beach of the island is Beau Vallon, its length is about 3 km, the surface is strewn with fine sand, and the beach itself is equipped according to modern standards. The beach offers a variety of water activities (water skiing, windsurfing, etc.), and the purest water provides the best conditions for swimming. True surfers should walk to Grand Anse Beach, which is known for its constant two-meter waves about two kilometers long, and if you want to retire, then finding a deserted beach is not a problem, since most of the beaches on the outskirts are deserted, and you can get to them by special footpaths. Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles. The island is home to the Vale de Mai National Park, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. One of the rarest birds on the planet, the black parrot, lives in the national park. There is a vanilla plantation on the same island. Most often, tourists come here for a wonderful holiday or fishing, as there are 4 fishing and 8 diving centers on the island. Not far from Praslin is the island-reserve of Arid, which is considered one of the main natural attractions of the country. The largest population of seabirds lives here and their number is greater than on the rest of the islands combined. The rarest lemon tree also grows here, the smell of flowers of which resembles the smell of mimosa. Arid is the most densely populated place on the planet with lizards, and most importantly,
National cuisine Seychelles
The national cuisine was formed by the fusion of traditional dishes of the indigenous inhabitants of the islands and also European cuisine, mainly French cuisine. The most popular local dish is fish and rice. Rice is the main ingredient in most Seychelles dishes and is served both as a main course and as a side dish, but always with sauce or vegetable starters. Vegetables also occupy an important place in the cuisine of the Seychellois. They are consumed both raw and pickled and stewed. Dishes using vegetables are almost always accompanied by a large amount of spices. Fruits are constantly present on the table, as their number is almost unlimited. Since the Seychelles is an island nation, it is impossible to imagine local cuisine without seafood. Preference is given to such dishes: salted fish with sauce, baked bourgeois fish, octopus curry and a huge number of other types of fish. Most of the alcoholic beverages are imported. First-class South African and French wines and imported beers are popular.
A full-fledged road is only on the islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, and in the rest of the country there are numerous dirt roads for which you need to have an all-wheel drive car. There is no public transport as such, only taxis work on Mahe. All cars must have a working meter. At any time of the day the fare is the same.
Currency exchange in Norway
As of October 2011, the national currency rate is 1 USD = 12.3 SCR. The national currency is the Seychellois rupee. Currency can be changed at the official rate at any bank in the country, exchange offices, airports and hotels. You can use a credit card only on the larger islands, on remote and small islands credit cards are not accepted. It is more profitable to cash travelers checks than cash.