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April 15-16 –MALE, MALDIVES

THE SMALLEST COUNTRY IN ASIA

rain 88 °F
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So here we are in the Indian Ocean (that ship on the map is us). We are at anchor near the capital of the Maldives, which is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

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We tendered into port in-between cloudbursts.

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Do you see Serenity in the distance? There are more than 1000 coral islands in this widely spread-out country. Almost one third of the country’s population lives in Male.

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The busy produce market

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Congestion is not limited to the streets!

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Ahh, the fish market! Always a source of good local flavor. Tuna is an important staple in the local diet.

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A fanciful park and fountain – plastic tulips are so much easier to maintain 😊

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The equatorial heat and humidity are too much for our Northern bodies. Imagine wearing long dark clothing!

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In the Maldives you cannot be a citizen unless you practice Islam. This is the Grand Friday Mosque.

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Pigeons in the park 😊

Posted by Swenigale 11:18 Archived in Maldives Republic

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