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This map is divided into three; the left hand side is of the South of Mahé, highlighting my favorite part of the South, which is Anse Royal – where you’d to snorkel and free dive and surf and watch turtles hatch, see a lot of stars and eat good pizza from Kaz Kreole, the middle part of the map is Victoria, which is the hub of Seychelles – where you’d go if you needed fresh produce and seafood from Selwyn Selwyn market, bus terminal, shopping centers, and the right hand side of the map is of Beau Vallon, which is one of the main social grounds of Mahé – where you’d go to hang out, scuba dive with Blue Sea Divers, meet interesting people and make new friends.
Two years ago from today, in February 2013, it was time for a new adventure. I landed in a part of the world that I didn’t even know existed up until I was making plans to fly there and make it my home for a while. I found myself in the Seychelles islands, Mahé city, and settling into my new home in Anse Royal. I had never seen anything like it before; the ocean was everywhere, crystal clear waters, laid back and friendly people selling their fresh catch of the day on the street side stands. What a great place to start out. Many ‘firsts’ followed: first time snorkeling, first time seeing a full moon by the ocean surrounded by palm trees and coconuts, first time laying on the perfect sand to watch stars with the love of my life.
After a month and a half of getting to know the south side of the island, it was time for us to find a more permanent place to lay our heads. We landed in Glacis, just down the road from Beau Vallon on the northwest side of the island. Even though the distance between the two areas is fairly long, it didn’t change the beautiful scenery and positive vibes at all and our home was a stone throw away from the beach. After 2 months there, we finally ended up settling in the mountainous, rainforest area of Sans Souci…where the days are sunny but cool and breezy and the starry nights are just plain amazing. No matter where you end up on this island, there is always beauty to be found close by.
The map illustrates the intangible forces of nature in a developing city of Vasai near Mumbai in India. The natural layers include the movement of animal species from sea to land and back to sea, driven by the tidal forces and the river water running down the forest hills. Whereas, the transport corridor and embankment walls cutting across these natural layers narrates the extent of urbanization. The pristine setting along the coastal edge is engaged in fisheries and vegetable farming
Mahe is the most developed and inhibited island in Seychelles' archipelago of 155 islands. Since its a relatively tiny island, with Victoria Town's famous Clock Tower as the starting point, everything can be reached within a 20 to 30 mins drive. The colorful market where fresh produce is sold (lots of young coconut water), the government buildings, culture centers, the docks, and the crystal beaches are all within reach which gives the very-windy-roads of Mahe an awesome view for a cruise under the sun. This map is hi-res photo of a small part of a 19" x 39" illustrative painting to remind me of my sunny days in Seychelles.
I'm very lucky to call this sunny beachtown home. It's not just the beaches & parks, it's the hidden coves and secret trails that take you to some incredible places. Ventura is most fun if you're up for a bit of an adventure! (And we have the best food when you need to take a break from all that exploring~)
My parents were missionaries to St. Vincent for ten years so several of my early years were spent in these locations. I've mainly noted places that stuck out in my memory as wonderful experiences.
It would really be a pity if you came to St. Vincent and didn't at least cover these spots.
I had the opportunity to create this map for a couple getting married in Montauk, NY this past spring. They wanted a map of all their favorite places so their guests could enjoy the weekend to the fullest. I've never had the opportunity to go there myself, but it sounds lovely.