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Male, Maldives: Worth a Visit

The British Airways Colombo to Maldives Flight Review is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.

Find the nerdy planning here. Find the picture preview here.

Male is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with a population of over 100,000. That means next to nothing until you step foot onto Male which most people fail to do. This is a mistake for a few reasons: First, getting to the Maldives is an exhausting experience. Before you take the overpriced sea plane to your overpriced hotel in the middle of the Indian Ocean, spend one night recuperating from the journey. Second, visiting Male allows you to see what life is like for the people of the Maldives. Though some live full-time at the resorts, the majority live in cramped quarters on a tiny island. It is like Hong Kong but exponentially more compact. Finally, by arriving a day early, you can schedule your sea plane for first thing in the morning. That way you are not stranded at the airport all day while your travel companion (me) is sitting in the bungalow’s hot tub.

View from the Wing
It’s amazing how much land is taken up by the Cricket field

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