Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wings of butterflies…part 2

  So, here I am, an exile from my spiritual home, but very happy in my acquired homeland of Seychelles where I came to settle in1978, fresh from the turmoil of the Islamic Revolution whose fallout continues to work its … Continue reading

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Wings of butterflies

  As I begin, there’s something distinctly odd about blogging like this from the paradise islands of Seychelles, even for a writer. One reason is that blogging’s still a bit too ‘au sec’ for me, and then there’s always something … Continue reading

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The Buzzard’s hoard: The fabulous, undiscovered pirate treasure of Seychelles

The Buzzard’s hoard: The fabulous, undiscovered pirate treasure of Seychelles Marbles, a stone horse’s head, a waterlogged woman, a quartz-lined cave and a 300-year old cipher are among mysteries still whispered about on the paradisiacal islands of Seychelles where, it … Continue reading

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A background to the Pirates of the Indian Ocean

  In the mid 18th century, around Diégo-Suarez in northern Madagascar, an extraordinary republic took root. It was not, for once, a political one, but it had all the trappings of a refined political system with its own code of … Continue reading

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