The sovereign state of Seychelles is a member of the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United Nations. After proclamation of independence from the United Kingdom in 1976, Seychelles has developed from a largely agricultural society to a market-based diversified economy, with agriculture being supplanted by rapidly rising service and public sectors as well as tourism.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. This assumption is based on the discovery of tombs, visible until 1910. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). Read more about history here.
As a place to visit, words are unnecessary, the pictures speak for themselves 🙂
So yes, I fell in love with the Seychelles; the people, all cool and relaxed, the lovely food, the ambiance, the scenery and the wonderful temperature day and night. If you want to know more about the Seychelles, you can read the post I wrote before we went there – here it is 🙂
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