Tag : Maldives

20 Reasons Why Everyone Should Choose The Window Seat

20 Reasons Why Everyone Should Choose The Window Seat

Passengers at the aisle get an instant access to the lavatory but they also have the higher chance to be jolted by the rolling store of the flight crew and by fellow passengers on the same row who will use the toilet. People in the middle receive two arm rests but there’s a probability of […]

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

There were times as I wandered in other parts of Asia, I could also find the Philippines fitting in the picture. And vice versa – the countries, where I have been, were also remembered in some of our own spots. The following captures from my lens are either in contrast or complementary. I am presenting […]

A Playlist Of 48 Travel Songs

A Playlist Of 48 Travel Songs

Long drive would not end in burning flames but in paradise as long as music accompanies us in our travels. When you put your jams and headset on or when you play your favorite playlist of travel songs in stereo out loud, it’s like you are shooting your written-by-fate independent road film. Here’s a playlist […]

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation anxiety from our travels is like the love from our past (the ex-boyfriend or the ex-girlfriend, or the ex-crush, or the ex-almost) that we can hardly forget. Here’s the list of how close the parallelism between the two is: 1. They are beautiful… The places we had been, and the ex, whom we used […]

7 Disorders of a Travel Addict

7 Disorders of a Travel Addict

Our non-traveling friends tried to make us go to rehab but we said ‘no, no, no’. Wandering is addictive. The cure is yet another travel. While most of our friends outside the traveling circle may not understand our itch and calling as professional nomads, we still continue our passion. Their claims are valid though – […]

10 Mobile Apps to Improve Your Travel Photos

10 Mobile Apps to Improve Your Travel Photos

An adventurer who travels light leave their heavy and bulky cameras at home. It is a smarter preference. In my opinion, if someone is not going to make money out of selling his photographs, then it would be better for him to take the smartphones with him in travel instead. Because these compact witdevices will […]

Safe And Sound: Maldives

Crossing Maldives in the bucket list is a proof that miracles happen every day. #Malandives is a one-of-kind adventure to a surreal beach paradise on earth made possible by an airline glitch and made fun by newly found friends. The Filipinos invaded some of the islands of the country. We plunged to the clearest waters and whitest and finest sands in the world. We asked for group discounts, played and introduced Filipino games, hardly caught sunrises and sunsets, enjoyed Maldivian dish, got lost in Male, and laughed and bullied each other.

Music by Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
Dzeko & Torres Digital Dream Remix

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

For some reasons, we want to test our own limits beyond what our sober mind thinks. We take the chances. Because YOLO. Because opportunities missed are things we regret the most later. I have my own share of craziness in choosing exciting adventures too. Because greater stories don’t start with a “Once upon a time, […]

Tikman: AirAsia X Experience

It’s a default choice. I always want to get the seat near the airplane’s window because of the thought-provoking cloud formations, dramatic sunsets and unique skylines. This video documented the bird plane’s eye view of the islands of four countries namely Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and the Philippines during our flights to and from the Maldivian dream vacation. This was also my first time to grab premium and business seats. Thanks to Air Asia X! The experience is so freakin’ awesome.

Music by Sugarfree, “Tikman”
Sung originally by Eraserheads

Fihalhohi Island Resort

Fihalhohi Island Resort

The heron is one of the species roaming freely around the beaches of Fihalhohi Island Resort. These birds were part of the welcoming committee of the island resort while we’re docking at the entrance. I knew upon seeing them that Fihalhohi Island promises more – a diverse marine life below sea level.

This snapshot was taken while I was beach bumming in the island one more round for the last time.

How to Get There:
You can arrange your visit to Fihalhohi Island Resort (i.e. transfers to and from Male International Airport) when you book from their site or after the confirmation has been sent by Agoda or Booking.com. Male and Fihalhohi are separated by an hour of speedboat trip. Interesting to note that Fihalhohi is using a different time zone, an hour ahead of Male.

How Did I Get There:
Joining a group of 12 delegates from the Philippines (and Australia), LOL, who got lucky to score “free” tickets to Maldives, we arranged a speedboat ride from Maafushi Island to the Fihalhohi Island Resort. We need at least to experience the luxurious side of Maldives before we get back to Male. While it seems I enjoyed bird and fish watching in the resort, seeing couples in their honeymoon or in their retirement gave a different feeling. I wished that you were there too.