Just got some older photos uploaded. They’re from the trip I took to the Seychelles Islands in early 2006 – midwinter holiday from work in Moscow to go meet up with family there. My dad was working on developing a marine protected area and it was a great excuse to Moscow’s January bleakness. At any rate, the islands are simply stunning. I don’t want to paint it as a paradise, exactly, because I find descriptions like that seem to de-humanize and plasticize a place, stripping them of culture and history in the search for the perfect stretch of sand, but being there was awfully nice.