14 July 2009

Dream Destination: Seychelles

You’re planning a trip to the Seychelles? Lucky you! Mother Nature was very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean and has spoiled them rotten. Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction, and what beaches: exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders. And nary a crowd in sight.

But do you know you can also do some great voluntary work on the Seychelles? A recent documentary showed me this organization. The largest turtles ( remaining in the Western Indian Ocean) occurs in Seychelles. Nature Seychelles is responsible for the turtle monitoring during the nesting season. Records of dates and locations are kept as nesting beaches are patrolled several times a day during daylight. Isn't this a great job after (or even before) your retirement?

source: text Lonely Planet, Nature Seychelles

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