CanMaldives you blame me? When I think back to our one week on a beautiful Indian Ocean island in the Maldives earlier this month, I can’t help but wish for just another day in Paradise.

Usually I’m an active traveler, I love exploring a new destination and leaving no proverbial stone unturned.

But in the Maldives, I was content to be lazy, and aside from snorkelling expeditions to neighboring coral reefs, I  enjoyed my existence confined to a 2 km by 500 meter island.

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Home Sweet Home

From my beach bungalow, I enjoyed spectacular views of crystal clear water and white sand. When the tropical sun got too hot, I sat on my porch swing and read, then cooled down by diving into the clear, blue waters.

Ah, life is tough … : )

And island transport? Did you see that bicycle in front of my house at the photo up top? That was mine! How great to be far away from Rome’s traffic – with the option of swimming, walking, or biking from one point to the other.

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The gorgeous colors of dusk on “my” beach

This was probably the hardest thing about my return to Rome – the city smog and sound of honking horns and traffic replacing the fresh air and the sound of the waves.

Oh, did I mention that stress levels on holiday in the Maldives were zero? But I suppose you could have guessed that.

So I’m sure you’ll understand why I’m pining away for my Maldives beach bungalow.

There are days I’d almost be willing to swim back… : )

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What torture swimming in water like this every day…