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Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll February 5th 2014

Have just spent a week on Kurumba in The Maldives. A very special place for lots of R and R. I will just let the pictures do the talking. My idea of a desert island.... read more
Near to our spot on the beach
Coconut trees abound
Lynne

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll October 22nd 2013

Almost, as Male’ has a nearly rectangular shape. In has only two kilometres long by just over one wide, housing a hundred and fifty thousand people, roughly half the population of the Republic of Maldives, which is capital. In fact much of its surface area is land reclaimed from the sea. But there is no more to gain as the ancient reef is completely exhausted: imported land, buildings, streets and people. Male' is spreading on nearby islands. Villingili welcomes a new development and its becoming the fashionable fifth district of the city. The international airport is in neighbouring Hulhule where it seems that airplanes lands on the foam of the waves. The waste is deposited in Hulhumalé while those fed the bases of a new island. Funadhoo supports oil reservoirs to feed the traffic rolling on ... read more
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Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll May 30th 2013

Maldives was estabished since the 12th century, the Maldives became a British protectorate in 1887. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Maldives has 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts); archipelago location astride and along major sea lanes in Indian Ocean. Maldives is the lowest country in the world. Its ground level is averaged at 1.5 meters (4 feet 11 inches), and its highest point, a certain spot stands at 2.3 meters (7 feet 7 inches), is the lowest on the planet so Maldivians worry about the possibility of it sinking, especially now that climate change continues to take effect. Ninety-nine percent of Maldives is water. As a Muslim country, Maldives calls for casual but modest clothing. In fact, the shorts/pants and T-shirt ... read more
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Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 27th 2013

Goodbye.... It is with a sad heart that I write my final blog (for now anyway...) from Hudhuran Fushi in the beautiful Maldives... I don't know where the past couple of months have gone - it's flown by and tomorrow I return to the UK... at least one dress size smaller (without Gym useage...) and a with a subtle golden tan... until I hit the beach later and turn into a human lobster... I would like to give massive thanks to all my friends who have read, commented and supported me with my blogs - writing them has kept me sane and nearly prevented me (but not quite) from getting island fever!!! There have been many highs and a few lows along the way but I have survived - at times I felt like I was ... read more
The only dolphin we saw...

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 13th 2013

Good morning to you all from the beautiful sunny Maldives... I'm hoping everyone has fully recovered from the festive excesses...? And that noboby is feeling the January blues... I've had quite a bit going on work wise (for a change) and never quite seemed to have the time to give you all an update - at the start of January I was ill for a few days... mainly just a fever but it knocked me off my feet for a bit so I was pleased when I got over that and could start to enjoy island life again. Talking of enjoying island life... I cannot believe I am only here for another two weeks!!! My little stint in paradise has gone way too quickly... and to think I didn't think I would like being on a ... read more
Why I love it here...

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Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 2nd 2013

WELCOME TO 2013 - I hope it will bring everyone all they desire! So this is just a little add on blog from New Years Eve to say I hope you all had a fab time wherever and however you were celebrating... Me, I partied till about 4am... would you really expect anything less...? It was a fanastic beach party and definitely worth the lack of sleep... I really do believe now that sunloungers were invented for the morning after the night before :-) Only one other thing to tell you all... Capt.Morgan and I have parted company for the forseeable future - we're still mates so a reunion could take place... but for now - he's back on the shelf! Happy New Year and have fun wherever you are in our wonderful world Tallulah x ... read more
Looking good & ready to party

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll December 31st 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HUDHURAN FUSHI!!! It's a beautiful sunny day and I just wanted to wish everyone the very best of everything for 2013 - I hope wherever you are in the world your New Year is fab!! And peaceful, and spiritual (of the Cptn.Morgan type...), and FUN! I've had a great week apart from a couple of falling down incidents - read on to find out what/who fell where/when... And it's a bit of a long blog too, there's been a lot going on... The island has been a non stop party zone since Christmas Eve with some people getting into it more than others... why on earth do people come on holiday to somewhere as fantastic as the Maldives to be miserable - it's beyond me, anyway here at party central we had ... read more
The Chefs and Me - Xmas Eve
New Years Eve Morning

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll December 23rd 2012

CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM THE MALDIVES... So I'm sat in reception (as opposed to the bar...) amidst a million twinkly fairy lights that really do prove Christmas is well and truly here... only two sleeps till Santa comes - there is a joke in there somewhere but it's a bit too rude to put on the blog... I hope everyone, wherever you are in the world, has a peaceful and safe Festive Season - I really will be thinking of you all in the cold while I'm sunning myself in 32c... In saying that I maybe shouldn't be quite so full of myself... after my last blog we had a few days of torrential rain - it also actually felt cold!! I never ever thought that I would wear a hooded sweatshirt in the Maldives... but I ... read more
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Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll December 17th 2012

Good evening from Hudhuran Fushi - I hope everyone is well and getting hysterical about Crimbo... I'm not... I'm just exceptionally pleased to be away from it all in the middle of the Indian Ocean and as you know from my previous blog rather than have the hassle of buying a fair few presents that people don't usually want anyway I have adopted a Polar Bear, a Snow Leopard and a Penguin... which took me about 10 minutes online - it is definitely the way forward! Christmas has arrived in leaps and bounds on the island now, with numerous decorations, twinkly lights and a Christmas Tree... I'm still struggling to accept it's Crimbo though as 32c just isn't what I'm used to in December! We also have a wish tree - I put my wish on ... read more
Fruit Bat
Hudhuran Jetty at dawn

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll December 8th 2012

Good Evening from a lovely warm evening on Hudhuran Fushi... I hope everyone who is reading my blog is well, this week I've been island hopping, had a very poor attempt at diving and done quite a lot of drinking - which got me into the whole diving situation to start with :-) I don't know if I mentioned this before (if I did - I apologise) but on Hudhuran Fushi, for some bizarre reason that I have yet to discover, they serve spirits and cocktails in pint glasses... I'm thinking they give you sooooo much alcohol that they need the pint glass to allow room for the mixer... anyway, the point is after 3 pints of dark rum and coke I agreed to try diving - I was terrified and just could not allow my ... read more
Another day another sunset...
The one that didn't get away!




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