Thursday, September 23, 2021

A remote island where people still live :Saint Helena, British Overseas Territory

 

It was only in 2018 that flying to Saint Helena became possible, thanks to a direct flight from South Africa.

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 Until then the only way to reach this speck in the South Atlantic was via a Royal Mail ship, a journey that could take five to six days depending on the weather. It was here that Napoleon died in exile and visitors can see his home, Longwood House, pictured here, today. There are around 6,000 islanders, known as Saints, but the oldest resident is Jonathan, a giant tortoise believed to be aged 189, who was brought from the Seychelles. 

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