The first postcard from Maldives! It has travelled so long I even thought it was lost, but as it turned out, the card just went on its own “island trip” before landing in my mailbox.
Stanislav, who was on holidays on the North Malé Atoll, accidentally put my card into an envelope going to Japan. Luckily, the person who got it was so kind to send it back to me, as my address was already on the card.
Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls. Most of them rise less than one metre above sea level, which makes Maldives the lowest country in the world. Unfortunately, this also means that with climate change and rising waters, the islands may disappear one day.
When people think of Maldives they usually imagine pristine beaches with turquoise water, just like the one on the card (which is Dhunikolhu island). Interestingly, the island of Malé is far from it. The city is incredibly crowded, and the skyline is full of high-rise buildings, which creates such a huge contrast to the other islands.
- Republic of Maldives
- in the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea
- postcard received
- distance travelled
- ~7101km / ~16,000 incl. Japan
- sent from