Maldives: Just Another Day in Paradise November 21st 2016 It wasn't a short or easy trip, but we have landed in the Maldives. We left India on a little prop plane and landed in the capital city, Male.
There we got a sea plane transfer which dropped us in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Luckily a boat was waiting for us and took us to the island of Huvahendhoo.
Needless to say, it was worth the hassle. Here we are, in paradise. The noise, grit and crowd ... read more
Asia » Maldives » Ari 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