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 […]
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This week’s final preparations for ramadan gave the chance to think about the generosity of our hosts over the past month. Ramadan is the right time of year to build good habits and to reconsider bad ones. (How much coffee […]
Here’s the short video to go with our ‘Prayer O’Clock‘ story from Gaafi Alif Nilandhoo. There are other sundials on other islands, but we’ve not seen one like this anywhere else yet.
After spending a long weekend back in Gaafu Alif Nilandhoo, we managed to get back on course today, catching a private launch north with the atoll ferry service (expected yesterday) out of action til at least Thursday. A mixture of […]
Woken by torrential rain before our alarms had the chance to get snoozed, it seemed unlikely our ferry to Maamendhoo would have left from its southern start point. But, with the public ferry system, it’s very difficult to find out […]
This week saw us visit five islands over seven days, covering the southern isles of Gaafu Alif atoll. The travelogue covers first impressions from every island, as well as a couple of other highlights. Summarising a whole community in a […]
Most islands begin to feel familiar after a few hours, but it’s still nice to go back to what you know (and where you can wash your clothes). We hired a little launch to take us back to Nilandhoo on […]
Traditional life in the islands has always been about resourcefulness, so we thought we’d put one of the old practices to the test.