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Story: Innes and Islands


Just when you think you’ve heard of everything written about the Maldives (in English, at least) you discover something new. Hammond Innes’ 1965 novel – The Strode Venturer – partly set in Addu, strongly suggested the English author had been […]

Story: Booming Buma


Sparked by a picture spotted in Suvadive Cafe, here in Addu, more people than we expected remembered being unibrow-ed as kids. We soon got hold of the original images and found our own victim model to recreate this joined eyebrow […]

Story: Shore Leave


Another hold-out from our Fuvahmulah trip, which seems a long time ago, but is still very clear in the memory (oh, and we took notes). Always interesting due it’s relative isolation, Fuvahmulah has attracted more explorers than anywhere else. This […]

Story: Memoirs of a Ge


Long overdue story about our home base here in Seenu Hithadhoo. There’s not too many houses like this one left, a blend of old and new memories, stories, and people! So, make yourself comfortable, just remember to take your shoes […]

2k Journal: Our 100th Story


Well, last week’s story about the kaalhu was actually our one hundredth. We started off sixteen months ago hoping just to add slightly more informative captions to Naj’s pics, and here we are. Since then we’ve uncovered some new stuff […]

Story: Birds of a Feather


The rain refused to stop this week, but most of our southern snaps are still dry. So, with a little help from the dhondheeni, we spent a couple of days reflecting on the crows of paradise. They’re unloved anywhere, and largely unseen […]

Drawing Inspiration from Lahu


It’s been kind of a grey week all over the Maldives it seems, so we’re really grateful to Lahu for bringing us some colour with this brilliant illustration for the Two Thousand Isles page. Lahu’s graphic design work has already […]

Story: Beyya Beys


Another story left over from our time in Gaafu Alif atoll. Meeting Thutthu Beyya in Gemanafushi was a real pleasure…especially when he sang for us (it seems Dan reminded him of a distant relative!). Great to hear the stories of […]

2k Journal: Finding Yaahunbaraas


A post in our 2k Journal/blog about another story on the page isn’t something we’ve done before (might be getting a bit meta), but our recent story on Yaahunbaraas is one we are most proud of. It’s certainly our longest, […]

2k Journal: Vaadhoo & Huvadhu Done!


So, this is the last blog post from Huvadhu. We’re waiting out a few storms, and the odd delayed boat and flight, with friends in Madaveli before heading back down to Addu to have a long think about what we’ve […]

2k Journal: Little Eid in Big Gadhdhoo


Little eid is done. People are back at work, and some have returned to fasting for a few more days. The henna is wearing off, the Eid malhi fires are well and truly out, and you should be able to […]

Mihaaru Travelogue: Life and Fish


This weekend’s Mihaaru column looked at what one islander has learned from some others as Dan reflects on six weeks in Huvadhu’s fishing communities. For while many today may prefer the comfort of a shirt & tie or the comparative […]