Maldives is the second country after South Africa where I want to go back and look for work! My nephew asked me if we could extend the trip somehow? I often leave a bit of my heart at the places I visit, at Maldives I left behind a sizable chunk.
The capture started right from the airport. After all at how many places do you take a boat from the airport to go somewhere? The Male airport is on a separate island from the city.
I am torn between the resort islands and the budget islands. Budget islands have locals residing there, whereas the resort islands have only tourists. In the end I think I will settle for budget islands as it is more fun to have people around and not just tourists.
Somehow Maafushi had an earthy environment about it and it was as stunning as anything else in Maldives! What a beautiful nation it is! I am keep gushing on and on but let me post some more pictures.
I remember calling one of the travel portals a long time ago inquiring Maldives for a solo traveler. And they told me I would be bored to death as only honeymooning couples go there. Well, I am happy to say they were wrong, dead wrong. I didn’t do it solo but every island was not overrun with honeymooners. I have nothing against honeymooners but I am not really seeking out the islands they frequent as well! In the end I am happy I didn’t go with that travel portal.
And then I chanced upon Svetlana’s blog on Maldives. That was my inspiration. She talked about doing it on a budget. I had some budget. My nephew and I had some leave and there it was, Ah! Maldives. You stole my heart.