Blogs from Maldives, Asia - page 4


Asia » Maldives November 18th 2016

Covering this much ground in India and then traveling to the Maldives meant that we had to test several modes of transportation. Some were fun. Some were exciting. Some were efficient. Some were not efficient. Overall, we enjoyed, survived and endured. In India, we traveled the roads from Delhi to Mukungarh to Pushkar to Jaipur. From Jaipur we flew to Bangaluru. Then we traveled by car to Coorg to Medikeri to Moodibidri and to Mangaluru. We hopped the train down the coast to Kochi. Back in the car we travelled to Aleppey to spend some time on the water. Then we drove to Vagamon into the hill country. Our last leg in India involved us returning to Kochi. In Kochi, we started the easy, but complicated process of getting to the Maldives. To get to our ... read more
Waiting for the Train
Kerala Houseboat
Our Favorite Ride

Asia » Maldives » Ari Atoll November 18th 2016

There is no question one of the things we love the most about aa overseas trip is the opportunity to slow things down and observe the world. When we travel, we have the chance to sit back, breathe and actually savor moments like meals or coffee breaks. We are able to set the pace so that we can drop everything for high tea or just plop down at a cafe to chat and soak in the surroundings. If doesn't take an expert in human behavior to deduce that we really like to enjoy our meals. Yes, we like food. We like the process. We like the novelty of new foods. We like the comfort of good food. We like the culture of meal times. And, yes, we like the consumption! Kyle likes to joke that dad ... read more
Camp Bliss
Coffee at the Train Station
Orange County Coffee

Asia » Maldives June 14th 2016

Hey all! Hope you're enjoying the football...! Monday 6 to Thursday June 2016 – Bangalore Monday was a tough day. I started off optimistic… got up early, had a good breakfast… left for gym at 9.30am… and got there 10.20am. 50 minutes to get 1km!!! I know I could have walked faster (or as Brian suggested, jog… take it off the cardio time) but I had too much stuff. The delay was a combination of taxis not turning up and traffic. But I still did my workout J The way home was also frustrating. I left at 7pm and I got home at 9pm. I wanted to do some food shopping but was too late and as the monsoon had started and the rain was so bad I couldn’t get out to go to the ATM ... read more

Asia » Maldives » Haa Alif Atoll June 4th 2016

From last blog... Frankfurt (Germany) - Male (Maldives) - Alifu Alifu Atoll - Bodufulhudhoo Island - Male Holy shit how do I even start writing about how amazing this place is, from the beginning I suppose. As mentioned last time we had scored a super cheap (and direct I might add which was a major plus) flight from Frankfurt to Male, one we gobbled up as soon as we found it. Purchasing that ticket instantly made us happy as the Maldives have been in our top 3 places we want to visit for a long time but as these islands can be cost prohibitive (an average room price per night is about $300-700USD, some in the tens of thousands!!), we have just not been able to afford it - UNTIL NOW! There has been a recent ... read more
Teri and the little Manta
Love this turtle shot!!!
Chillin on our beach!

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll April 6th 2016

Yet again I found myself sleeping at the Bandaranayake International Airport in Colombo. This time, however, it was more than unexpected. I had been on a China Eastern aircraft for the past three hours, but we didn't actually move anywhere. Initially we didn't even know what the problem was, but I surmised that it had to do with the air conditioning system because we were all boiling on board. The passenger sitting next to me was named Nuzz. He was from south India and going on a small trip with his girlfriend. We chatted for quite a while and he asked me many questions about my home and my travels. He was particularly impressed that I was traveling alone, but I assured him that I do it all the time. The captain finally announced on the ... read more
Sitting in Front

Asia » Maldives March 7th 2016

“OMG !!! Is this for real?” This was the first thing I asked myself as soon as I saw the ocean from the window seat in the flight that I was about to set foot in the Maldivian soil. This was the first time that I went to Maldives and not even 5 seconds since I landed in this magical islands I fell in love with the beautiful ocean, the beach and of course the atmosphere of the country. Since I got there early in the morning (around 7am) I decided to check in with the hotel and then start my adventure by looking for a place to have breakfast. Even though the hotel provided us breakfast I decided to have something from outside because that’s why I came here in the first place, to try ... read more
Yeah I did it !!!
The white sand bank in the middle of the ocean
The beautiful Airport

Asia » Maldives » Kaafu Atoll February 7th 2016

MALDIVES.Lies in the middle of Indian Ocean, this beautiful country is composed of 26 atolls ( ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely). The visa is upon arrival for most nationalities. You can check online if you need to apply for a visa beforehand just to be safe. The currencies they accept are USD and their own: Maldivian rufiyaa . JULY TRAVEL. We flew to Maldives from Dubai via Sri Lankan Airline. The flight duration was approximately 8 hours, 2-hour lay-over in Colombo. Personally, I enjoyed the flight (it was my first time to fly in the said airline), not to mention it is way cheaper compared to Emirates Airline. My boyfriend traveled 5 days before me since he went scuba diving. He did 8 dives in the span ... read more
You can see the over water suites from the beach
crystal clear water

Asia » Maldives » Kaafu Atoll January 23rd 2016

Geo: 4.1742, 73.5109We arrived in port very early. When we looked out from our balcony we were surrounded by cranes and container ships. This was not a cruise ship terminal but a working commercial port. We were told that due to taxi regulations no shuttle buses would run until 11am and it was a 20 minute walk to the gate. We had breakfast and then left the ship about 8-30am. There were some stalls set up on the dock and we stopped and each bought a shirt and a little Sri Lankan elephant to add to our collection. There were also some taxi drivers offering tours but when we enquired the charge was $40 for an hour. We then started walking. After about five minute we came across another group of taxis. A couple had negotiated ... read more
By the huge cranes
Sacred cow at the Hindu temple
Outside the Hindu temple

Asia » Maldives » Kaafu Atoll December 26th 2015

Geo: 4.1748, 73.5089Finishing off our incredible honeymoon in the Maldives was one of the best ideas ever!All inclusive for 5 nights in this amazing setting was definitely an amazing experience and memory.We stayed at The Meeru Resort which is an hour boat ride direct from the airport. Our accommodation was an Overwater Jacuzzi Bungalow and the views were incredible!! We never got sick of the views!Our room was great! Heaps of different marine life would swim by our room, reef sharks, trumpet fish, stingrays, squid and heaps of other varieties of fish, unfortunately no turtles ha.Five days was already amazing but we wished we had more time. We spent our days relaxing on the beach and doing some activities. We went kayaking, we took a scenic flight over the islands which was so beautiful. We took ... read more
Scenic Flight Trip
Meeru Resort
Meeru Resort

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