Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Day 50 - The Computer Saga Continues

Sorry to disappoint, but I can't get my computer charging AGAIN. I should be getting one when we go to Thailand on Thursday. The boys' grandmother is meeting us in Bangkok with a new AC Adapter. Keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Day 48 - 49 Singapore

I made it to Singapore. We took an overnight flight from Male. I did get one last sunburn in before I left to remember the Maldives by. I'll give you an update as soon as I can on life in Singapore!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Day 46-47 Nothing new to report

Sorry to leave you hanging, but I didn't really have anything of interest to report. I have explored more of the island on bike, visited the orchid house again, gone to the beach, napped, and read. I did watch the herons try to catch reef minnow, but that might be the most exciting thing I have done in the last couple of days. I have tried coconut water, and mangostein (sp?) fruit. That is kind of adventurous, right? Oh, and Mr. Darcy has just professed his love to Elizabeth Bennet, and was rejected! I'm reading Pride and Prejudice now. I love the BBC version of the movie, but have never read the book.

Other than that, it is easy going here!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Day 44 - 45 "You want it, you got it, Toyota!"

In case you're wondering about the title of this post, it comes from a line in the movie Forget Paris (props Angie!). Debra Winger's dad comes to live with her and her husband, Billy Crystal. As they drive down the road, her dad reads every sign along the road out loud, one of them being the Toyota dealership sign. It seemed appropriate since so many of you have been asking for more pictures. So, "You want it, you got it, Maldives!"

Yesterday, I made it to the orchid house! I was completely blown away. There were two whole greenhouses full of orchids. I don't really know a lot about orchids, other than they are very difficult to grow and you have to know a lot about them in order to be successful in growing them.
Last night we had an Asian buffet (no not Ana's Asian buffet!), a real Asian buffet. It was wonderful! I had to workout extra hard this morning to make up for it.

I will let the pictures of the past several days speak for themselves.
Our beach villa at Taj Exotica Resort
Giant Elephant Ear
Bountiful Bougainvillea
Tomb of one of the former Maldive Kings
Bougainvillea covered walkway in the king's garden
Islamic tower and the symbol of the Maldives
Islamic prayer center
Banyan tree
Common pothos ivy. This is your most common house plant.
Flag of the Maldives
Fish Market. Yellow Fin Tuna.
Fruit Market
Little shore bird at the resort
Leaving Taj Exotica
Yacht outside of Male. It was MASSIVE!
Our villa at the Soneva Gili Resort
Glass floor in the villa
Open air shower over the water of our villa.
Lounging area on top of villa.
Other villas at Soneva Gili. Their motto is "No News, No Shoes!"
Infinity pool at Soneva Gili
Palm Trees at Soneva Gili
Soneva Gili Lone Palm Sunset
Yes, I actually went parasailing!
Sting Ray in water at the Tapasake Japanese Restaurant at the One and Only Resort
Beach villa at the One and Only
School of little minnows in front of the villa
Life is good!
One and Only signature orchid
Other orchids from the orchid house

Whew! That was exhausting! Think I'll go to the beach!