Beautiful Maldives Honeymoon! December 13th 2009 OK, so once I publish this I will finally be caught up on the travel blog. Sweet!
As many of you know, Vaughan and I went to the Maldives for our honeymoon in November. We arrived in Male after transferring through Singapore, and were feeling quite tired. Male is the city on the main island in the Maldives, where all the locals live. The airport is on another island, about 15 minutes boat ride aw ... read more
Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Since 1978, President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM - currently in his sixth term in office - has dominated t... ... read more
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Vaughan & I ventured on our first international trip (together) in 2005. We had the same idea as everyone else from NZ about making our way around the UK & Europe, but somehow found ourselves trapped in London and working for a while. Typical story! However, all was not lost, and we did actually make an effort to get out of the place when time and money allowed. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to travel to so many other countries that are right there on your doorstep. On our return to New Zealand, we had expected to set... full info