Monday, 22 February 2016

♥ Maldives ~ part 3

When you are staying in as nice a resort as Niyama it is so easy to forget about the rest of the world, and even easier I guess to forget that just a couple of nautical miles away from your paradisiac island, there are real, local, much more modest people. It was our privilege, while we stayed in Niyama, to go on a small excursion to the nearby capital island and we got to see their Maldives. The streets (well, paths, for the most part) were not so manicured as our little sandy paths, and their buildings were in complete contrast to the luxury rooms we were accustomed to, but all in all it was a breath of fresh air to go and see this amazing place.
The colours were vibrant, some walls on the oldest buildings were made of corals (yes!) and the local school just stole my heart. I wish everyone who was staying in our resort got to see this, but we were one of only two families who opted for the trip. What a shame to miss out on seeing this, and trying to understand what life is life, for real, for Maldivians. I hope you enjoy the experience, I know it was truly a great afternoon for us, especially thanks to our two lovely guides!

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