Judging from the time I got back this morning, the amount of pictures taken, and all the fun we had their party was a big success. I only nearly cut myself to death by trying to open a bottle of an unknown beverage but otherwise it was a blast. So here's the pix, and please do contact me in case you want your picture to be removed, anyways I thought this was a better idea than placing them on Facebook.
NB for Simon: You have to click on the link to go to the pictures.
Now this is what Bill Callahan was singing about.
PS: This is a Canonball Tree btw, Don send me this link if you're interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couroupita_guianensis
Probably one of the most famous endemic species from the Seychelles is the Coco de Mer or Coco Fesse (you can guess why they call it like that). The nuts are absolutely stunning and can easily reach a weigth of 20 kg and more. Also, this palm reproduces with two seperate genders (i.e. male and female plants) and is apparently very difficult to grow even on the Seychelles.