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23 Mar

To travel is to live – Maldive

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Prima vacanta pe anul acesta si ultima din anul trecut.

ROMANA:

Cum a inceput totul? Fara niciun plan, pe neasteptate, ne-am hotarat sa nu stam in tara de revelion si pe ultima suta de metri ne-am luat biletele spre Maldive. Spre o insula micuta aruncata in mijlocul oceanului, exotism si lux (mai mult sau mai putin)… pai da, daca iti surade o vacanta desculta, fara tv, fara masini, fara galagie, absolut izolat, atunci orice insula de pe aici este superba.
Planul era sa ne luam zborul a doua zi, dar era mult prea din scurt, aproape ca nu aveam timp nici sa ne facem bagajele. Mai ales la mine, intotdeauna mai e loc de cumparat ceva nou pentru vacanta, ceva ce ‘’imi lipseste’’, ceva absolut necesar, fara de care vacanta nu este perfecta. Tipic mie :))
Asa ca ne-am luat zborul pentru a 3- a zi. Au fost cele mai euforice doua zile din ultima perioada. Entuziasm dus la extrem si o nerabdare de nestapanit! Abia asteptam sa ajung la plaja, la soare, la mult soare!!
Zborul a fost greu, Otopeni-Dubai-Male-Maamigili-Sun Island. Trei avioane si un speed boat. Destul de obositor sa petreci atatea ore pe drum, dar cand am intrat pe taramul insulelor Maldive au disparut si foamea si nervii si oboseala.

Primul contact cu insula ne-a taiat efectiv respiratia, culoarea oceanului in contrast cu nisipul alb, peisajul absolut superb, ohh doamne… deja stiam unde voi face pentru prima data plaja! La capatul insulei, unde era un fel de limba de nisip si surpriza… fara niciun turist prin preajma!
Ajunsi acolo ne-au intampinat angajatii (Sun Island) cu un pahar de suc de cocos si prosoape umede puternic parfumate.
Intre timp am fost condusi catre bungalow- ul nostru, o camera destul de mare, plaja si apa direct la usa. In sfarsit ajunsesem, era asa placut afara, de nedescris… Nu stiam ce sa fac mai intai, posibilitatile erau nenumarate. Mi-am lasat geanta pe pat, mi-am luat costumul de baie si am decis sa intru direct in apa, era la doar 4-5 m de camera noastra… nu aveai cum sa rezisti tentatiei. Ne-am balacit pret de doar cateva zeci de minute, am mai fi stat noi tot asa dar foamea se instalase de cateva ore si nu mai putea fi amanata. In fond aveam atatea zile de petrecut pe insula asta…
Primul drum spre restaurant l-am parcurs pe jos, pentru mine o adevarata placere, urmand ca restul drumurilor sa le facem cu bicicleta.
Ne-a placut foarte mult ideea inovativa de a avea masa si ospatarul nostru pe toata durata sejurului, sa nu mai fie nevoie sa cauti masa libera. Mancarea era buna, aromata si picanta, exact pe gustul nostru.
Zilele ce au urmat ne-au purtat în aproape fiecare colţişor al insulei, am petrecut cateva zile minunate într-o locaţie romantică, unde fără doar si poate îţi poţi împărtăşi iubirea sau de ce nu, pentru cei ce au uitat de iubire, să te reîndrăgosteşti…liniştea, natura, ansamblul perfect pentru a iubi, a te îndrăgosti, a simţi că trăieşti.

Daca avea cineva vreo indoiala ca exista Rai pe pamant, se insala!!! In Maldive chiar te simti ca in paradis!!

Las pozele sa vorbeasca mai mult, si va spun ca realitatea nu poate fi captata in poze, e muuult mai frumoasa!

ENGLISH:

The first holiday this year, as well as the last one for the past year.

How did it all start? Well, mostly out of nowhere..  Without having a plan, we decided to go abroad for New Year, so we got tickets for Maldive. A tiny and cute island, “thrown” in the middle of the ocean, exotism and (more or less) luxury. Should you want a “barefoot” vacation, with no tv, no cars, no noise, just isolation on a quiet beach, then you can choose any of these islands around here.We thought we should take the plane the very next day, but there was simply not enough time, not even time to properly pack our luggage. Especially since I’m that kind of person who always likes to buy a little “something” for the trip, something I most definetly need and without which the holiday wouldn’t be perfect. That is so me! :))

So, we took off the third day and I must confess I almost burst with enthusiasm for the last two days before our departure. I was so euphoric about it, I couldn’t wait to get to the beach and sun… a lot of sun! It was a long trip to our destination, the flight there (Otopeni – Dubai – Male – Maamigili – Sun Island) included three airplanes and we also had to go by a speed boat. It was pretty exhausting spendind all those hours travelling, but it was all worth it. When we finally reached Maldive Islands, all the exhaustion, hunger and distress disappered like they were never there in the first place.

We were literally breathless the first moment when we saw the island, the crystall clear ocean embracing the white sand of the beach, the absolutely breath-taking surroundings… oh, God, it was more than I could have imagined! I already knew where I would go to the beach for my first time here: at the end of the island, there was a small patch of sand and no tourists around. It was perfect!

When we got there, we were greeted by the Sun Island employees, who gave us coconut juice and perfumed wet towels. Meanwhile, we were accompanied to our own bungalow, a pretty large room, with the beach and the ocean right at our door. We were finally there and it was so unbelievable great outside, I couldn’t make up my mind what to do first, what with all those countless possibilities… I put my purse on the bed, I quickly grabbed my bathing suit and I went straight for the ocean, since it was only a few feet away from our room and I couldn’t resist it. We went swimming for only a few dozen minutes and, although we wouldn’t have left at all, we had our hunger to obey.. Besides, we still had so many days left to spend on that island.Our first trip to the restaurant was actually a long and relaxing walk for me, but we decided that next time we’d take our bikes.

We really enjoyed the idea of having our own table and waiter all to ourselves for the whole holiday, so we didn’t have to worry anymore about getting a table. It was all very new to us. The food was really good, flavoured and spicy, just the way we like it.For the following days we explored every inch of the island. We had a few days spent in a very romantic setting, where one can easily share his love or, if that should be the case, even fall in love all over again…the nature itself, the peace surrounding us were the perfect setting for love, for falling in love and feeling alive.

If someone still doubts that Heaven is a place on Earth, they couldn’t be more mistaken! Maldive is Paradise!

I’ll let the pictures we took speak by themselves, but they hardly do justice to reality! Maldive is beyond imagination!

 

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Larissa
Larissa

Numele meu este Larissa și am 26 de ani. M-am născut în anii '90 în Râmnicu Vâlcea, însă de câțiva ani m-am mutat în București, un oraș în care mă regăsesc, cu vechile lui străzi înguste și aglomerate, cu bulevardele largi și moderne pe care gonesc zilnic mii de mașini, cu arhitectura de neegalat din perioada interbelică, dar și cu "noul" pe care îl reprezintă traiul într-o capitală a unei țări europene.