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Almost Paradise

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With crystal clear water all colors of blue, this place was almost paradise. So glad I was able to take this trip, although it was super short.

There were five of us traveling. 4 of us from Raffles American School and Dave, my friend from the US. He had spent 40 hours getting her as his flight was canceled and they rerouted him. He arrived shortly after 1:30 am and we left at 3:45 am. Poor tired boy! But he did well.

We left at 3:45 am and drove to the airport in Johor, and then spent 5 + hours flying and 2 hours on a boat to get to Mathiveri Island in the Maldives. The airport there is it's own island, and Male is next to it, and you can get there by ferry. Would have liked to have just set foot on that island, but didn't have time and heard it's dangerous.

https://budgetmaldives.co/en/mathiveri-island/

While on Mathiveri Island we stayed at a really nice guest house and had all our meals prepared for us. One of the meals was a beach BBQ. They had set up tables on the beach and dug holes in the sand to put in torches. Candles on the tables. Super yummy food with banana pudding for dessert. It was so beautiful. All the meals were really good. Every morning we had this tuna dish with spices and rice in it and an egg. And yummy Roshi. I want to learn to make it.
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https://nadiyas-tastesofmaldives.blogspot.com/2011/09/roshi-maldivian-flat-bread.html

We were able to tour the school there and meet all the kids in all the classes. That was cool. Part of the school had the open air concept.

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We went to a small island next to us, and swam and chased rats away from our stuff. One day we took a boat tour and went snorkeling. That same day Gail, Candice and I went snorkeling off the dock and it was just as nice.

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And the rest of the time we just relaxed.

Amanda got a new Go Pro and put together the following video. Check out her skills!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vBdT7WUx6E&feature=youtu.be

It was an awesome adventure. So glad to have spent it with some wonderful friends!

Posted by dianeski4 23:35 Archived in Maldives Republic Comments (0)

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