Ah! Maldives

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.

Maldives
Maldives #Lumia1020

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.

Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives
Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives #Lumia1020

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.

Wall Art at Maafushi, Maldives
Wall Art at Maafushi, Maldives #Canon550D

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.

Beautiful Maafushi
Beautiful Maafushi #Lumia1020

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.

Ah! Maldives
Ah! Maldives #Lumia1020

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.

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