But, until a few months ago, we’d never managed to swing an invite onto a proper mas dhoni, to see what Maldivian fishing really looks like. All that changed when a friend invited us onto her Dad’s boat and, many months later, this story and film are the results.
Tag Archives: Huvadhu
Here’s something to prove the not-nothing times of 2019: a story about our work so far, which is featured in the August/September edition of the DestinAsian magazine.
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 […]
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 […]
This story was one we wanted to write after hearing a number of tales during our trip around the south, and struggling to work out what was real and what was made up. People aren’t the best with dates and […]
Our island skills still need a lot of work, particularly after having seen the talented people of Huvadhu plying their trades: In Huvadhu alone we met people making clothes, rope, knives, boats, hooks, mats, brooms, and – most importantly – […]
We’re back in Addu and this week’s exclusive Mihaaru column Dan tried (with great difficulty) to assess the way the islands look after the first leg of our trip: One of my main goals during this project is to fill […]
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 […]