Category Archives: Gaafu Alif

Dhevvadhoo Dynasty


We left behind the quiet island of Dhevvadhoo on Saturday, and with it the last we’ll see of the Gaafu Alif group for a while…unless we left a charger or […]

Maafushi Plus


Gaaf Alif’s Maafushi island is another one of those, like Villingili, whose name is more often associated with somewhere closer to the capital. But Huvadhu’s edition struck out on its […]

Roadha Kuru Kurun


Maldivians have a phrase that covers any activity designed to stave off the boredom and hunger that comes during daylight fasting – roadha kuru kurun (shorten the fast). Today, our […]

Villingili Number One


Having started the year in Villimale’ and visited Shangri La resort before now (well, one of us has), this was our third Villingili. There’s two more in the neighbourhood, both […]

Koodoo See-Food


Today we were able to go over to the Koodoo fish processing plant, lying between Villingili and Maamendhoo on the north-east shoulder of Huvadhu. We’d heard a lot about the […]

Island Office


Travelling around the islands was always going to be filled with interesting challenges. Finding stories and travelling between isolated islands can be tricky, but not, it turns out, as tricky […]

VIDEO: Prayer O’Clock


Here’s the short video to go with our ‘Prayer O’Clock‘ story from Gaafi Alif Nilandhoo. There are other sundials on other islands, but we’ve not seen one like this anywhere […]

Ferries & Rainbows


Woken by torrential rain before our alarms had the chance to get snoozed, it seemed unlikely our ferry to Maamendhoo would have left from its southern start point. But, with […]

Kanduhulhu-done


Three nights in Kanduhuludhoo have completed our southern tour of North Huvadhu atoll, and we headed back up to the north of the South early this morning. (Confused? Good!!😊) The […]

Gems, Fish, and Gemanafushi


This post should have been written before yesterday’s Kondey update. But there was really a lot to digest in Gemanafushi, and typing it up quickly on a guitar-shaped table in […]