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Published: June 28th 2014
Maldives from the air
I tried to catch the optical illusion of rings the propeller was making in the air. No luck.
I woke up and looked at my clock…quarter to eight and I was supposed to be at the airport at eight! Where was the wake-up call I had requested? I was the only guest downstairs and something in the kitchen was smelling very good. I asked the young man about the wake-up call and he pointed to the clock. Oh, I hadn’t set my clock to Maldives time…it was only ten to seven.
Right on time the driver showed up and we went to the Male airport, only fifteen minutes from my hotel. I was to meet the resort representative in front of the food court and he was going to get my ticket for the seaplane and put me on it. It went like clockwork. The flight was great fun. After twenty minutes we got off on a floating platform. The other passengers went off one direction, and I boarded a speed boat going in the other direction. The boat ride was fairly smooth, but incredibly fast. The wind rushed into my face so forcefully I felt like I was getting a face lift in the bargain. It seemed much longer
Speed boat to our island resort
I was the only passenger. Boarded from a tiny float at sea.
than 45 min. to the resort.
The resort, Casa Mia, Maldives, at Mathiveri is close to heaven. I had a large room right on the beach with a beautiful bathroom, fan or air conditioner, and a nice TV with HBO. After a month with no TV it was nice to try to find a movie to watch once in a while. Meals are included in the price, as are the dives. Every day the food, served buffet style, was different. I love the cream soups at lunch and dinner and fresh bread at every meal. It is a Muslim country so there is no real bacon, but that is the only thing I missed. There was a dessert for lunch and dinner, and fresh mini sweet rolls and donuts for breakfast, for those with a sweet tooth. I asked for yogurt to go with the fresh fruit every morning but there is a big selection of breakfasts that change daily. And there is a hot pot in my room so I can have tea when the mood strikes. I had no trouble with outlets on this leg of the trip, my
adapters worked fine.
Every day they spray for mosquitoes, or other bugs, about 4 p.m. and that is a good reason to take a mini nap. Sometimes before dinner I sit on a beach chair in the sea breeze and read my Kindle, or just doze, listening to the surf hit the reef barrier off shore. The water is that glorious light blue green of Asia. There have been a few, very short-lived showers but otherwise the weather has been perfect.
It’s very quiet, since it is off season. The owner and his wife have a sixteen month old daughter who is adorable. There are also two mischievous cats, small and clean and cute.
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