For quite a few Fridays it is going to be Maldives, a slice of the paradise! I start with this picture of the local beach at Maafushi. The black dots you see in the distance are local women in their hijab taking a dip in the sea. After all this island is their home. I was asking a local boy if they found the presence of the tourists troublesome. He said on the contrary the locals were quite welcoming to the tourist, which was my impression too.
On the shore were two abandoned ships, part of which I caught in this picture. This side of the beach at Maafushi doesn’t see too many tourists, it is more of a favorite with the locals. The sunset was also on the other side of the island but this stretch too was a lovely place to walk in the evening.
It has been just about a week since we came back and yet every night I literally dream that I am in Maldives. I have to tell myself before falling asleep that I am sleeping at home and yet the dreams come every night without fail. Not all dreams are pleasant though. I sometimes dream that I am diving and that the pressure on my ear is getting unbearable, but before it really becomes too much, I thankfully wake up.
I have so many beautiful pictures from Maldives that I am really spoiled for choice. I mean look at the shades of blue at the Fihalhohi Island Resort! I remember people saying they were spending two weeks in Maldives. Next time even I am going to stay for longer, for I am sure here is going to be a next time for me in Maldives. I am completely smitten by the slice of paradise.
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I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video.
I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?
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