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Story: Bonfire of the Atolls


After being advised to time our visit to Gaddhoo to coincide with their Eid al-fitr celebrations, we’ve been sitting on these pics for a few months. Looking for anything that seemed vaguely timely and along came Guy Fawkes night this […]

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: Hooked in Huvadhu


Here’s another one we’ve been sitting on since our visit to Huvadhu (and sitting on hooks for too long isn’t wise). So, we just got off it and here’s what hatched. When traveling round the atoll we hadn’t realised just […]

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 […]

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 […]