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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 […]

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 […]