Elections and celebrations – The festive season 2015-16 in Seychelles

My arrival on Mahe, Seychelles, on 17 December coincided with the second round of the country’s general election, the first round, two weeks earlier, having proved inconclusive. Voting was enthusiastic, as was support for the two parties involved in this re-run. On 18 December the result was declared, reporting a win for the ruling party … More Elections and celebrations – The festive season 2015-16 in Seychelles

Mountains in the mist – early winter in Andalucía

A week in Antequera in early December subjected me to seven days of dawn to dusk sunshine but mist in the hollows left mountain tops protruding like small islands from the sea of low-lying humidity. Unusually (in my experience) Easyjet departed from its usual route from Gatwick over Madrid and then south to Malaga, instead … More Mountains in the mist – early winter in Andalucía