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2k Journal: Hidden Treasure of Huvadhu


A slightly underwhelming week on oir trip was rescued by the discovery of perhaps the most interesting uninhabited island we’ve been to. Just a short boat ride from Faresmaathodaa, our friends there were more than happy to help us explore […]

2k Journal: Reflecting on Rathafandhoo


We’d been told before getting to Rathafandhoo that the island had shrunk rapidly over recent years, and indeed it has. We haven’t seen so many empty houses in one place since Hulhumeedhoo. Having travelled through a series of smaller islands […]

2k Journal: Two Words with One Drone


First stop on the trip south from Thinadhoo was Gaafu Dhaalu Madaveli, which ended up also taking in Hoandedhdhoo, as the two are so close it seemed pointless to pack up all those bags and leave the fabulous hospitality we […]

Journey Update: Hoandedh-day-trip


What with Gaafu Dhaalu Madaveli and Hoandedhdhoo being so close together, we thought we might tackle the next island via a day trip…or even two, with the Kaadedhdhoo staff boat regularly running between the islands. Another option was to pack […]

2k Journal: Thinadhoo-velopments


We’ve just left the capital island of Gaafu Dhaalu, Thinadhoo, after having spent five days there (staying in the house used in the Fathis Handhuvaru film, which should mean something to fans of Dhivehi cinema). Thinadhoo is by far the […]

2k Journal: 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 something (always the way, isn’t it?). Only just found time […]

Thank You Fuvahmulah & Gaafu Alif


Six weeks after we left Addu, we’ve been to ten inhabited islands and maybe the same number of uninhabited. The longest time spent was on Fuvahmulah – two weeks – while the shortest was on Gaafu Alif Kondey, were we […]

JOURNEY UPDATE: Hello Gaafu Dhaalu


We left Gaafu Alif Dhevvadhoo at 9am this morning, heading west into Gaafu Dhaalu. The captain didn’t make an announcement or anything, but we’re pretty sure we saw the ocean change colour slightly on the border. Soon we slid past […]

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 own long before it’s cousin in Kaafu became famous as […]

JOURNEY UPDATE: Dhevvadhoo Dead-Center


After the usual will-we-won’t-we on Kolamaafushi harbour early this morning, the ferry captain decided that yesterday’s wild winds had calmed and we would head to Dhevvadhoo. (…via Villingili, Koodoo, and Maamendhoo, but we’ve taken mercy on our little map…and if […]

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 friends in Kolamaafushi invited us to shorten the fast by […]