As I wrote in my last blog post, I visited Male, the capital of the Maldives before I took my flight back home. Yes, I am a capital junkie. No matter where I fly, I always try to make a detour to the capital of the country.
What should I tell about Male? It was definitely cool to see Male, but I never want to go there again Did I like it there? No, not at all But the city is very interesting, crowded with people and motorcycles, dirty and hardly a tourist there and like everywhere on the indigenous islands in the Maldives you find at (almost) every corner plastic!!!! In two hours I could walk around the whole island – it also had some nice plastic-free corners.
At the airport I was able to leave my bags each for $ 6 per day and for a dollar I took the ferry to the Male and after ten minutes I was already on the island of Male. Because I was hungry, I first looked for a place to eat And then, refreshed with a lot of power I went to explore the island. As always, I dragged myself in the wrong direction. Although I’ve read before that you should not turn into strange corners on Male After running aimlessly over the island, and was dredged by many men (which was not great), I’ve finally opened Google Maps and took the way in the direction to Republic Square, on my way passed the National Stadium, National Museum and the Buisness School. On the way I also found a really nice park: Rasrani Bageecha, where I had to pay 5 dollars to stay – only for the locals the park is free … On the end I visited the fish and the fruit market Well, that was quite a cool experience … Shopping in Male I did not succeed, I have not even seen a HM or mango there;)
Nevertheless, I am glad that I could see Male On the way to the airport, I met my travel agent He had that day off and showed me the artificial island Hulhumale on the other side of the airport Well, everywhere more plastic and that just breaks the paradise feeling …
I am looking forward to March, because then I will see Hanimadhoo again and live again in the Bare Foot Eco Hotel
Bye for now!
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