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Category Archives: Gaafu Alif

Story: Ladies of Libaas


The libaas story is more or less obligatory for any website covering Maldivian culture, so here’s our offering (finally). Now we just need to do the lacquerwork story and maybe something about rihaakuru and we’ll be just about done here. (Not really…there’s […]

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: 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 […]