It had been a while since I was so nervous before a trip. «You nervous, that traveling is like your natural state?». That was what coworkers told me days before embarking on a new traveling adventure. But I was really nervous, I had that whir in the stomach, a mixture of the emotion and the expectation of an unexpected trip: I was going to travel to the Maldives 9 days with my friends: Fashion Travel Bloggers.
On Friday night we took a flight in Barcelona to Dubai and the next day we were going to take another one to Malé, the capital of Maldives. From there we would take a seaplane that would take us to the first resort of the three we were going to visit. But a delay of the Emirates airline almost made us lose the first day of travel. And it is that the seaplanes in the Maldives only fly between 6:00 and 16:00, and with the delay, our arrival was scheduled for 16:30. Oh no! From Dubai we sent an email to the Kuredu hotel and they quickly replied that there was a flight at five that we could take. Goodness!
How could it be otherwise, in this country formed by 26 atolls and 1200 islands, the airport was limited to a small terminal and an airstrip that occupied almost an entire island. To access the Maldives with a Spanish passport you do not have to make any previous visa or pay entrance fees in the country.
Once we collected our bags, we went to lobby and there was a representative of Crown and Champa Resorts waiting to take us in a hurry to the desk of Transmaldivian Airways. We did the check-in, we mounted a van and quickly went to the departures terminal of the seaplanes. We arrived at five o'clock, just a few minutes before the seaplane took off for the island of Kuredo, in the atoll of Lhaviyani. We arrived by the hairs!
The flight lasted about fifty minutes and it was an incredible experience. We fly over the different atolls and islands, which stood out among the turquoise blue of the sea despite the clouds and the rain that the seaplane was raffling throughout the crossing.