200 Praslin Seychelles
maps will zoom it, below. But once again, here is a case where there are probably not many native 2x2s, but a Convention is staged and the only way to get to it from anywhere else on the planet is by ship or by plane.
There is no town named Praslin Seychelles – that name apparently applies to the whole island.
Here is what Wikipedia says of all 38 square kilometers of it – oh and you might like to click the link to Wikipedia and take a look at the natural splendor of the place in some of Wikipedia’s photos – I’ll post their airport shot because I don’t think a common lowly commercial jet would land there, meaning EXPENSIVE flying to get there by plane:
Quoted From Wikipedia:
Praslin is the second largest island (38 km²) of the Seychelles, lying 44 km (27 mi) northeast of Mahe. Praslin has a population of around 6,500 people and comprises two administrative districts: Baie Sainte Anne and Grand' Anse (Praslin). The main settlements are the Baie Ste Anne, Anse Volbert and Grand' Anse.
It was named Isle de Palmes by explorer Lazare Picault in 1744. During that time it was used as a hideaway by pirates and Arab merchants. In 1768 it was renamed Praslin in honor of French diplomat César Gabriel de Choiseul, duc de Praslin.
Praslin is known as a tourist destination with several hotels and resorts, as well as a number of beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. It has substantial tracts of tropical forests with birds such as the endemic Seychelles Bulbul and the Seychelles Black Parrot. The beautiful Vallée de Mai Nature Preserve is known for the unique coco de mer and vanilla orchids. It has been reported that General Charles George Gordon of Khartoum (1833-1885) was convinced that Vallée de Mai was the Biblical "Garden of Eden".
Praslin is home to Praslin Island Airport, while surrounding islands include Curieuse Island, La Digue, Cousin Island, Cousine Island and Aride Island. There are a few near offshore islets including Round Island (.193 km²) and Chauve Souris (.007 km²), both of which have hotel accommodations.
Twice in two weeks in August 2011 bull sharks entered the so-called 'safe bathing' area inside the coral reef of Anse Lazio and attacked and killed swimmers less than 100 ft (30 m) from shore.
However, to put this in perspecitve, these were the first recorded fatal shark atacks in Seychelles for 50 years and none have been recorded since 2011.
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CONNECT THE DOTS FOR YOURSELF
Further evidence, some from a Worker's pen
Just Think of All the Worldly People That Walked Past That Suitcase Full of Money
From (Tom Schroeder) in February 12, 2000.
Here is the worker letter:
December 28, 1999
Dear friends, workers,
Let me write about my excitement.
It is planned for me to go to the far East for conventions.
I am to be traveling with Alice Christopher, who labors in NC. We leave March 6. Special meetings will be in progress in Hawaii in March and they want some of us to stop there for a few days.
Won't that be a great start?
Otherwise, the other places will be their annual conventions.
We are to spend about 7 days in Hawaii (in the Honolulu area) - - then on to Guam and Saipan. (two small islands) for their convention. After a few days there, we head for the Philippines for about a month - - hot weather there - - no suit coats, they say, and no neckties - - great. Next convention will be in Taiwan for about 21 days there, and then onto Korea to finish up, spending about 16 days there. We are to depart from Korea, May 30. We leave Seoul, 10:30 am, May 30 and we get to Chicago about 9:30 am on May 30. We get there before we start. Can you figure that one out? We gain a day on the way back, we lose a day going. The dateline is 2 or 3 thousand miles beyond Hawaii. This finds Rob Eberhardt and me in the Knoxville area.
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