Driving from Djerba airport, it doesn’t take long for a visitor to notice that palms dot the island. Sprouting from the dry, sandy earth, each plant is a star burst of tough spiky branches. For centuries artisans have been transforming palm leaves into baskets, mats and more. Continue reading The tree of luck: the art of basketry on Djerba
The tranquil island of Djerba is known for its beach resorts, traditional architecture, and culture and people distinct from the rest of Tunisia. It’s also famed for its souk, a shopping paradise for visitors. Here’s a guide to shopping in Djerba. Continue reading Shopping in Djerba
In 2014, one of the oldest villages in Tunisia became a canvas for 150 artists from 30 countries. A look in pictures at how the murals of the Djerbahood street art project have evolved, 3 years on.
The Seychelles conjures up images of white sand beaches, windswept palms and turquoise waters, a postcard perfect tropical paradise. Having spent five weeks exploring the islands, I can tell you: it’s true. It also brings to mind the ultra-luxurious resorts with a price tag that would send the average person reeling. Continue reading The Seychelles on a Budget
If you thought the Seychelles only had ultra-luxurious 5-star resorts, think again. This island paradise has the most expensive resort in the world but you may be surprised to learn that the Seychelles also has many affordable accommodations in the form of self-catering chalets, villas and apartments, some with prime beachfront locations. Continue reading Affordable Accommodations in the Seychelles
MAHÉ, The Seychelles – An enormous red snapper – all 15 pounds – lords over the table, its mouth agape, under-bite protruding over the edge of the platter, sharp little teeth conveying his displeasure over his situation. He was baked. Continue reading The Seychelles – an intro to Seychellois Cuisine at Chez Batista