Seychelles

Seychelles goes Carnival for fourth year running

Seychelles has just hosted the 4th edition of the  between 25th and 27th April 2014, an event to capture the imagination of an increasingly troubled and insecure planet for the way it showcases international goodwill and cooperation between a steadily increasing number of participants. This year included not only old favourites Notting Hill, Brazil, Dusseldorf, […]

Ghosts

Ghosts  (The eternal pain of Exile) On the windswept plains of ancient Pars Ghosts stir from half a century’s slumber: Persian valleys,  blossom-heavy boughs And Khayyam’s whispering, silver streams Persian winds scent Seychelles nights with perfumes from another life Long-forgotten faces, places, and the musky scents of spring Ruffle the calm waters of my island […]

Lost and Never Found

The Lost and (Never) Found by Glynn Burridge Comes a time in most’ our lives When bad luck does the rounds Life no more’n a ruined house With pieces all around That’s when you gotta keep it real Get yourself up off the ground Or you might wake and find yourself In the Lost and […]

Cinnamon

                                                     Cinnamon     It seems cinnamon has always been Scented trees among the panoply Lending the air sweet perfume Rolling down green hillsides Towards a sapphire sea   The treasure of another time When spices, like gold, Were sought throughout the world And men climbed mountains to strip the bark To garnish […]

Seychelles’ Blue Economy: Tourism

Seychelles Blue Economy: Tourism   Introduction   When developing for the future it is hardly surprising that Seychelles’ tourism industry should look to its Blue Economy to chart its way forward. Surrounded by 1.4 s km of Exclusive Economic Zone, the Seychelles Islands were created with the all-enveloping ocean in mind and since the early […]

The little circus with a BIG Heart

The little circus with a BIG Heart

The Little Circus with a BIG Heart by Glynn Burridge An orange sun sets, its rays caressing the taut fabric of a dark blue tent set at one end of Freedom Square in central Victoria where a phalanx of cars has formed, passengers slowly snaking into a line heading for the vestibule.   In the […]

The Seychelles Islands: Jewels in an azure sea

The Seychelles Islands: Jewels in an azure sea

Seychelles: Island Jewels in an Azure Sea by Glynn Burridge The 115 islands of the Seychelles Archipelago lie scattered across their secret corner of the western Indian Ocean like precious gemstones set in a universe of azure water – stepping stones to the east coast of Africa, some thousand miles away, and natural gateway to […]

Seychelles Tourism: an overview of 20 years

Seychelles Tourism: an overview of 20 years

Seychelles Tourism: 20 years on Seychelles’ tourism industry has evolved much over the last twenty years. Two decades ago tourism was in the hands of the government’s Ministry of Tourism and the landscape, both internal and external, was very different to what it is today. Up to that point (and for some time still to […]

Investing in Seychelles: an overview

Investing in Seychelles: an overview

Why Seychelles? Investing in ‘another world.’ Seychelles has long been fabled for the sublime beauty of her islands many of which continue to slumber the sleep of ages and remain wonderfully untouched since the dawn of time. However, somewhat inevitably, in our mushrooming world of the internet, super-fast connectivity and seemingly endless platforms of social […]

Fishing where time stands still

Fishing where Time stands still By Glynn Burridge As a brand, Seychelles resonates powerfully as a unique collection of islands blessed with surreal, natural beauty, a near-perfect climate and a tiny population (88,000) enjoying the quintessential island lifestyle in almost perfect harmony. And all this because some 150 million years ago the planet’s crust fractured […]