Driving Around Mahé, Seychelles

The Seychelles is the scariest place we have driven. (The road around the far end of Viti Levu in Fiji is another contender for this title, but it was under construction at the time and we were driving it in torrential rain in a vehicle that died at unpredictable intervals, so it seems unfair to confer the title of scariest road on it given those additional factors.) The main roads on Mahé have good solid pavement, so there is no need to watch for potholes. Nor are the drivers as aggressive as others we’ve come across.

For whatever reason, the car rental agent directed us to our hotel via what turned out to be the long way – totally in the wrong direction, on a road that eventually came to a dead end. While this was quite confusing and resulted in a long delay in actually getting to our hotel, it did provide us with a good tour of the island. Thankfully, a friend navigated while Lane drove, eliminating arguments over directions and allowing me to gawk at the scenery and take pictures from the back seat without having to monitor a map.

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