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Victoria: capital city of the Seychelles
September 24th: In Victoria we parked the car at the marina and made a short stroll through the town. Even though it was still in the morning, it was already very hot and humid. Not an ideal climate to be walking in this town, or any town for that matter.
However we wanted to see this small capital city. Also I wanted to find an ATM for some cash. Found 2, but both didn’t work. Fortunately the third one did manage to spit out some rupees.
Victoria itself is just a small city. I didn’t find it particularly interesting. The famous clock tower, a small replica of the Big Ben, didn’t really impress me. But the atmosphere was relaxed and it felt like walking through a big village.
Exploring Mahé island
Wednesday September 24th we decided to explore the island. We rented a small car with a car rental agency called Camec for €35 for a full day. We were told this was one of the cheapest options on the island. Renting a car can be expensive in the Seychelles.
The idea was to drive to around the island clockwise, starting at Victoria, making our way down along the east coast and then cross the island at Quatre Bornes in the south to the west coast. I had heard Anse Takamaka should be beautiful, so after a stop there the route would go along Baie Lazare, Anse Soleil (the lunch cafe there was recommended by Stephane from Clef des Iles) all the way up to Port Launay. Check out the map of Mahé for a more detailed view.