I forget what the building in the background is. Some type of government building I think. But the flag of the Maldives was huge.
Here we are outside the President's Office. It faces the water and there are a fleet of navy vessels "parked" outside.
Male was packed with scooters. There were very few cars mostly because one would have to pay 100% tax on a car brought to the Maldives!
This is an ancient cemetery for royalty. The large, pointy stones are for men, the rounded ones for women, and the small one for kids.
And this is the Presidential Palace. There was a newer one built a few years ago on an island a few minutes away, but the current president has chosen to live here we were told.
This is their museum in Sultan Park. It was built with China Aid and hence the building reminds you a little of Chinese culture.
This is their largest mosque and one of the only ones that can be visited by tourists inside.
My favorite part is visiting the markets. In this particular one, locals were only allowed to sell local products. The dynamite looking packages are a mixture of crushed coconut and brown sugar. Really yum!
Lots and lots of bananas! Makes you think about the gigantic things we buy at the store!
Betel leaves. Good for aiding digestion apparently.
Local fishermen in their boats.
Beautiful tuna from the fish market
And finally a souvenir shop. We got some beautiful pieces from in here.
We spent about 4 hours on the island and I feel like there was a lot more to see. If we had the time I would have gladly gone back and just walked around on our own.
So thats it for the honeymoon ladies! We had a great time and would love to go back to the Maldives again at some point. Next time I post will be about the wedding! Should be getting our pro pics any day now and I can't wait!