Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
To be inspired through the journey itself rather than focus on the destination; that message from Daphne Oseña-Paez struck me the most. It was a night filled with fun as AirAsia launched the new face that will grace our Saturday nights through a web series of touching stories that will inspire your inner wanderlust. Here’s a preview on this exciting news.
Monday, March 20, 2017
An air of melancholy hangs over as Ahmed, our wonderful host, brought us to the ferry that will bring us back to Male. The gloomy weather at six in the morning wasn't helping at all. I waved back at him as he was running towards us with a takeaway pack with him. He was bringing us our favorite Maldivian breakfast of Mashuni and Roshi. Seeing Ahmed and his friends at the port, I fought my tears back as the ferry started its voyage. Leaving Maamigili Island and its people felt like leaving my hometown and my folks. The island and the people who took care of us for a week and showed us nothing but the warmest welcome was too hard to leave behind. This is the real Maldives, not the ones you see on postcards.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Still in disbelief that we were actually in one of the most sought after beach destinations in the world, me and my buddy lounged on the al fresco dining area of Clear Sky Inn, our home in Hulhumale. We were having a nice time listening to an acoustic duo performing contemporary songs after our lovely dinner. We lounged and enjoyed the company of Maldivian crowd who were having their coffee night as well. It was our first night in Maldives and we’ve been mentally preparing for an eight-day hiatus from alcoholic drinks, and a mocktail of Red Bull Mojito I was sipping calmed my spirit.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Only a true blue beach-lover would understand how possible it is to spend a day doing nothing but just frolic on the sand while listening to chill music with cocktails on one hand or read a good book in one sitting, for the whole day, under the intense heat of the sun. And that’s what we did on our Maldives trip. And you could do that on the most coveted island in the world, yes, backpacking the Maldives is possible. I did it, and of course, you could too.