March 21, 2003


Another breakfast finished at 8:15AM for a taxi that arrived at 9:15AM. Really, there is no rush here. Maybe there is a time difference between the east and west coast here
And really I had time... the dive planned at 9:30AM transformed itself in a dive planned at 11:30AM...mmm.. no good, it will cut severely my afternoon and I will have a hard time going to Baie de Lonay I believe, or just about anywhere in this island. My equipment won't have time to dry off.

Posted by stephane at 03:09 PM | Comments (0)


I'm right now in Mahe, main island in the Seychelles where is the capital Victoria. I chose to stay here as this is somewhat high season and the price of accommodation is expensive just about anywhere and this kills my budget quickly.

Posted by stephane at 01:05 PM | Comments (5)

March 20, 2003

Conception Island

Taxi arrived again at 9AM (scheduled for 8:15AM). In the way to Beau Vallon we stopped to a guesthouse to pick up other people as well. The taxi driver was shocked not to see them and then called the Dive Center owner that asked him to leave. I talked a little bit to the taxi driver and he was angry because that's the 2nd time they are not waiting: 'At what time were they supposed to be picked up ?' I asked, 8:30' he replied. I looked at the time...9:10AM. Humm..there is obviously something he has a problem to understand... assuming you should dive at 9:30AM and a taxi must pick you at 8:30AM, what would a common sense do if the taxi is not here by 9AM ?
If you want a really accurate answer then you need a geographic location for that event. There is NO time in the Seychelles for certain things...

Posted by stephane at 02:47 PM | Comments (0)

March 19, 2003

Diving in Mahe

I woke up at 7:30AM. The breakfast was starting at 8AM until 9AM. Pretty short window and pretty late..but it's the islands... Anyway I had to hurry to take my breakfast as the taxi was supposed to arrive at 8:15AM. Which I did. And the taxi arrived...right on time at 9:00AM !! I was just trying to reach the Dive Center but the phone numbers indicated in the Tourism Office map are not valid anymore ! Pretty interesting business practice ! I'm wondering if many people can actually reach them.

Posted by stephane at 09:37 PM | Comments (0)