With the May 1 holiday last week in China, I took the opportunity to head to the Maldives with my friend S. For those that don’t know, the Maldives is a series of atolls southwest of India/Sri Lanka on the Indian Ocean. Made up of over 1,000 islands, around which 200 of which are populated, the Maldives has become a famous destination for divers and honeymooners with crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and amazing ocean vistas. Its also famous for being in danger of disappearing due to climate change issues, as the majority of the country sits only 1.5 meters above sea level.
This is at the Male airport. We took a twin engined prop plane to our resort.
This is the view out the back of our over water room
The same view at Sunset
View of our water villas
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Out the back porch
Not much was done these five days. Sun. Water. A little bit of diving. Eating (although the resort food got repetitive) Reading (Cloud Atlas which was very good, and Pacific Rims which was amazing). Much to S.’s chagrin, I played a lot of Candy Crush Saga. Sleep.
I am slowly uploading and editing the photos here.
Alas, I’m back in Shanghai and back to work tomorrow. More to come though – we spent a few hours in Male (the capital city) on the way out!