I’m not usually someone to buy little souvenirs/knick knacks.. generally I find them really naff and steer clear from it all. But since it was our honeymoon and all, I was searching for all the cutesy Maldives paraphenelia in sight :P I would’ve bought more but they actually didn’t have that much. Wanted to get this painting of the Maldives on canvas, framed on a thin bamboo frame and string.. but Chris declared it ‘crappy’ and refused to let me buy it to hang up in the living room :P
Our departure was just as attentive as our arrival. We were served farewell drinks and nibbles as they brought over the bill, then they took our bags for us whilst we got into the speedboat to the main island of Gan. A staff member was with us the whole way, looking after our passports and checkin and ensuring everything was done for us – so all we needed to do was… umm… nothing :P
Then it was onto the plane to Singapore where we stayed for 5 short hours, so we could see Mum and Dad and show them our hundreds (!) of photos and videos, and also go for a quick bowl of prawn noodles (YUM!) and then it was back into the plane and home to Shanghai. Getting off the plane in Shanghai was one of the hardest things EVER. The dusty air, the pushy-shovvy people, the everything is just the exact opposite of the Maldives. I really resented it and got really hateful in the first 2 days back.. but I’m gradually getting accustomed to the major location change now :P
It was one amazing honeymoon. I know honeymoons ARE meant to be amazing by nature of the fact, but I honestly didn’t expect it to be THIS good. I just thought it’d be an excellent holiday, but didn’t imagine it would exceed my dreams and be something I would remember for the rest of my life. I’ve never felt so pampered and well looked after before, and really appreciated how the staff bent over backwards to make sure we were worry-free and perfectly happy throughout our stay :)
There are so so so many little things that I haven’t even mentioned, it would take up way too many pages to describe everything in detail :) But now that I’ve documented most of it, I know we’ll look back on these entries, many years from now, and remember our amazing and blissful honeymoon together.
Who knows? Maybe we’ll go back one day…
Succumbing to our touristy tendencies and bought souvenirs, hehe
The string of beads are magnetic – can be a necklace, bracelet or belt… see? So cute!
TOMS shoes – each pair purchased means they’ll
donate 1 pair to a child in need of shoes
Also also a baby pink pair of TOMS. These are so freakin’ comfortable!!
Our farewell cocktails
On the way home :(
The most wonderful honeymoon I could ever have imagined.
Thank you Chris for organising it all. I love you!