April 19, 2013

Friday Pic: Maldives

If you want to unwind from a long and stressful week, you'll love today's Friday Pic. Come with me on a trip to one of the most heavenly places on earth: Maldives.

Imagine landing, after an incredible aircraft flight, in one of the hundreds of atolls that make up this wonderful country of crystal waters and breathtaking scenery.

Not only is a place to relax, Maldives is also the perfect spot for scuba divers and snorkelers. You can see millions of marine animals, including turtles, manta rays and sharks.  

Located in the Indian Ocean, this country, officially known as Republic of Maldives, consists of over one thousand islands surrounded by coral reef and separated by lagoons; but only 200 of them are inhabited. These islands are grouped into 26 atolls, and interestingly, each of them has the name of one or more of the Thaana writing letters, referring to the language of the Maldives, Dhivehi.

To get an idea, more than 90% of the country is under the sea. What makes that, from the sky, Maldives is a unique ecosystem in the world.

Friday Pic: Maldivas
Photo by Nattu
Now that you know a little more about Maldives and the reason why I choose this country for today's Friday Pic, what do you think if we pick one of its islands, pack and fly there?

Happy Friday!