La Digue, the Little Paradise in the Indian Ocean

La Digue, the Little Paradise in the Indian Ocean

If you are looking for a quiet and ecological friendly holiday, La Digue is the answer! This tiny Island belongs to Seychelles archipelago, and the bicycle is the most common mean of transport there. It is a laid-back destination, with plenty of amazing sunsets, stunningly beautiful beaches with palm trees, turquoise waters, and delicious food.

Amazing Beaches

La Digue is a little Island where most of the traffic is by bike or by foot. The bicycles can be rented for the day, and it is a nice and active way to spend the day on this beautiful Island. We came by the ferry from another island Praslin and went to the beach called Anse Source d’Argent. Actually, there are 11 beaches to choose from. The most popular is Anse Source d’Argent, but also the most crowded, too. This beach was voted many times as the most beautiful beach in the world! And, it is trully unique with its huge granite rocks scattered along the shoreline. I highly recommend you have your lunch on the beach. You can have a buffet meal that is served at around midday. The fresh grilled fish is definitely worth a try and is a local specialty. You can also have some delicious curries, rice, and grilled bananas, all at the buffet price! 

Food You Would Like to Try

The food in the Seychelles is a mixture of Creole and Indian cuisine. Its popular ingredients are seafood, chicken and pork. The Seychellois love their curries. So, when in Seychelles you should try the local specialty, octopus curry. The base of all curries are masala spices, curry leaves, hot chillies and freshly made coconut cream. Then, this basic ingredients are cooked and chicken, shrimp, fish, or octopus is added and cooked for a long time. In the old times they used to add bats or goat meat. I also like the classic of creole cuisine, the smoked marlin salad made of thinly sliced mango, pineapple, tomatoes, fish called marlin served with lemon and olive oil dressing. If you have a sweet tooth, the banana desserts are worth trying, too. What amazes me is that there are about 23 species of banana on the Island! The famous dessert is banann ladob, which is made out of bananas baked with coconut milk, nutmeg, and sugar.  

Are you still wondering where to go on your next holiday? Think about Seychelles. I can assure you will love it!

Vocabulary

a mean of transport – a vehicle used to transport persons or goods  (środek transportu)

laid-back – having a relaxed style or character (wyluzowany, na luzie)

sunsets – the apparent descent of the sun below the horizon (zachody słońca)

ferry – a place where persons or things are carried across a body of water in a boat (prom)

scattered – distributed or occurring at widely spaced and usually irregular intervals (rozproszone)

shoreline – the line where shore and water meet (linia brzegowa)

octopus – any octopod of the genus Octopus, having a soft, oval body and eight sucker-bearing arms, living mostly at the bottom of the sea (ośmiornica)

bats – any of numerous flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, of worldwide distribution in tropical and temperate regions, having modified forelimbs that serve as wings and are covered with a membranous skin extending to the hind limbs (nietoperze)

have a sweet tooth – crave sweets (mieć apetyt na słodycze)

Tekst, foto i audio: Betsi Marczak

 

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