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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 […]

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 […]