Looking at my Maldives pictures leaves me with such deep nostalgia. Not looking at them also induces it! If I could run back to Maafushi, I would do so right this moment. This time I will go with a underwater casing for my mobile phone and I will not fall sick when I come back!
Tired Tired Me: I will let you into a secret. When we arrived at Maafushi we were dead tired. It was partly because of a very early morning flight from Delhi but it was much more because of our lifestyles. I tend to sleep late but I have to wake up at the same time to go to work. We were so tired that we were quite underwhelmed by the place. It was only after a good nights sleep we realized what morons we were being the day before!
Those Long Walks: For me vacations and walking are synonymous. Maafushi is a small island. I loved to walk along the beaches, mostly with the footwear in my hand. It helped that at times there was no one in my frame without making special effort. However, there were other tourists nearby, so it is not that I had the beach to myself.
Chatter Box by My Side: My younger nephew and I have traveled to Sri-Lanka together as well. At that point of time he just started working. He was a complete chatter box. Now he about two years old in corporate world and he has definitely gone quieter, at least on the first day. But as the vacation progressed he was back to the form. On the return flight I told him to use a zipper on his lips. Alas it yielded no effect. But how I miss those times, more so because many of my trips are actually so quiet.
Tourist vs. Traveler: I was fascinated to see the local women going to the beach everyday in their hijab. I wonder what they thought of us tourists? I never got a chance (and I am timid too) to talk to them. I have only fleeting impression of the local life. But then till I can become a traveler I am happy being a tourist!
Football at the Local Beach: In the center of the image (dark colored shirt) is my nephew. He is so mad about football that he can drag me away from the island we visited before sunset and I agreed to do so. Ah the nostalgia surrounding Maldives.
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22 thoughts on “Maldives Nostalgia”
Great shots ! the ‘solitary tree’ …I liked that most .. 🙂
Thank you Maniparna, I love clicking solitary trees 😀
Love your photos of the Maldives. I love tropical seas, the colour of the shallows, rain clouds and warm sea to swim in. No wonder you want to be there.
Arija, I knew the place was beautiful bit never expected it to be this mesmerizing.
Wow! Great post and beautiful Maafushi!
Thank you Parul.
Beautiful captures 🙂
Thank you Deepa.
Terrific captures and such lovely, dramatic skies! Hope you have a great weekend, Mridula!! Enjoy!
You too Sylvia have a great week and enjoy.
Perfectly captured… The last one “A Game of Football, Maafushi, Maldives” is amazing…
Thank you that was processed using Picasa. 😀
Nice captures Mridula. Loved reading your thoughts.
Thank you Indrani.
what a beautiful place that is …
Thank you Bikram.
i love beaches and i love water!! looks like a beautiful place 🙂 thanks for dropping by my blog mridula. have to start writing. been running behind my 2 year old 🙂 working on a story. hope to post real soon.
Sure Preethi, take your time and once again congratulations on your new job.
Looking at your maldives pictures it leaves me with such deep nostalgia 😉
The place is so stunning that you can never get enough of it …
I am dreaming of going back everyday!
You have shared a great blog on some really interesting places. I admire the way you enjoy your travel and share it with others. I have become nostalgic about all the places I have ever visited. So, I understand how you feel. Mridula, I loved reading your experience so keep travelling.
Thank you so much Akash.