During the recent holidays we decided to get out of Dodge and take a break. Again :-)
So the Mrs and i took a fantastic trip to an island paradise. I have to say it lives up to its name as one of the great places to visit in the world.
Malaysian Airlines night flight.
4 hours later ......
A small airport but busy.
Walking to our cab.
Our cab :-)
After a short high speed ride we finally reached.
Dinner and sleep.
our beach side bungalow
Actually spent some time here :-)
Sit here .......
And look at this !!!!!!!!! see the plane ?
WELCOME TO MALDIVES :-)
The pictures do not do it justice.
Only one small pool....
Which you don't need as the entire island is surrounded by the most beautiful clear blue water
As in Thailand.....
Time for Bekfat ha ha ha
We spent a lot of time here, esp at night.
Amazing huh ??
Back to our bungalow.
Which looks onto this...
The best beach ever .....
A few shots of our surroundings.
So cool huh.
A look back at our seats before we dive in :-)
Much later a bit of fun :-)
In the evening
We sat by the pool and watched the sunset.
And then watched the stars
Today we explore the capital
A bit cloudy
Clear as hell
We took a local water taxi called a dhoni
Someones dream boat.
That is the whole capital.
The airport sits on its own island.
Till we finally see the docks.
See the outside weather...still dark huh. Look at the sea la , apa la ko org ni :-p
Reached the harbour .
A tiny capital;.
Presidents office. See the guards head in the cupola ?
Streets of Male.
The presidents house.
This is interesting.
Look at the architecture.
Its actually a Mosque.
About 500 years old.
More of the presidents house.
This is the main and only park in Male.
Its from the 16th century
Outside the main entrance.
The Islamic centre and Mosque.
Its a huge Mosque which can hold 5000 people.
Back to the jetty area.
Past the local docks...
And fish market.
After a bit of shopping we went back to catch our ride.
Started to rain ...see :-)
Pic from Wikipedia. Male is small. If you run in any direction from anywhere for 5 minutes you'll fall into the sea. ha ha ha
Back and eat mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Then this :-)
Today we decided to walk around the whole island
4km round trip. Don pray pray ah
Close up of the shore
Around the right lip.
To the back of the island...
Time to wash eyes ha ha ha :-P
Look at the water.
Rich man's area...
A restaurant at the end of the walkway.
The rough sea beyond the atoll.
This is the north of the island.
Infront is the next island/hotel
Bunnies everywhere :-(
Happy bunnies :-)
Step 1 . Tell her to go far for a pic.
Step 2. When she is far enough then you start running away.
ha ha ha
Been about 3+ km walking so far
Reached our beach finally.
Time to hit the sea.
Watching the parasailing while swimming.
Time to relax
After a while, time to hit the sea again ha ha ha
A bit of time was spent here.
Then a swim and followed by tea by the beach
It doesn't get any better than this.
Like a friggin postcard. Bliss to sit here.................
and watch the sun set on this amazing place.
I generally don't like to repeat visits but for the Maldives we are already counting the days till we can come back.
Heaven on earth.