Can 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.
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.
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… : )