Making Keema Paratha in the Maldives

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 … More Making Keema Paratha in the Maldives

The Maldivian Lady Gaga Lizard

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 … More The Maldivian Lady Gaga Lizard

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

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