Project 365: Day 195 – Early birds!

12th January 2015 – Maafushi, Maldives

The morning brought with it, before the mashuni and roshi,
A sheet of yellow, painted in a shade of the golden rays.
Abandoned boats became models for the sunrise.
I could live here forever, without counting the days.
maafushi, maldives, travel, photography, sunrise

Early bird gets the sunrise  – Maafushi, Maldives

Maafushi is a really small island. I tried to walk around the island today morning at sunrise, and found out that it took only 30 minutes by walk. And to walk from one side to the other, only about 10 minutes.

This island was great for both sunset and sunrise. The sun rose behind my little room, in a place called Zest Cabana, and I just had to open my window to see it.  And the sun set in the other end of the island, on the bikini beach. And both of them are splendid.

I am beginning to fall in love with the Maldivian cuisine. The morning breakfast consists of Mas Huni (grated coconut with tuna) and Roshi (Roti), and I have been beginning to fall in love with this combination.

I also met an old couch surfer of mine, who was now living in Maafushi and planning to open her own guesthouse here. From what she said, the bureaucratic procedures for this are hectic, and especially complicated by the fact that she is Polish.

Oh well, I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself back again in this island.


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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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