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Shipwreck With Tiger

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In the Maldives I saw ocean bioluminescence for the first time “in real life.” It was nothing like the swirling ocean of blue that the character experiences in Life of Pi. It was nothing like the endless sandy shores of blue-green illumination, bright enough to read by. We stayed awake into the wee hours of […]

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Making Keema Paratha in the Maldives

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When our favorite chef, Anoop, offered to let me make my own Keema Paratha one evening at the resort where we stayed in the Maldives, I took over his rolling pin before he could tell me he was just kidding! The evening was titled Spirit of the Maldives and it was abundant with foods from […]

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Looking for Nemo

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Well, I almost posted this a week ago, but that too-humorous Ned over at Ned’s blog had a post titled That time my daughter found Nemo—then ate him.

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The Maldivian Lady Gaga Lizard

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On Kandooma Island, where we stayed for our incredible New Year’s anniversary celebration, we kept coming across a cool-looking lizard who changed his wardrobe more times than Lady Gaga at the VMAs. When I finally arrived home and researched the reptile, I came across its genus and group name: “Calotes Versicolor.” This was about as […]

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Keep Your Raggedy American Money to Yourself…But Here’s a Pack of Gum

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Thank goodness for plastic! On our recent dream vacation in the Maldives, we found out (after arriving) that only the newest, best and brightest American currency is accepted. As you might have guessed, this average American had only scruffy, torn, marked and aging bills. Thank goodness I had already figured out that we had no […]

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Swimming with Sea Turtles

Okay, so there was only one turtle. We were swimming with a sea turtle in the Maldives. And by swimming I mean we were dog-paddling, waiting for the boat to fetch us after our excursion time was up, having seen no turtles, when suddenly a lone turtle appeared from the murky depths, surfacing to grab […]

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