If you are coming from within Asia, flights to Maldives are pretty reasonable. But you will likely need another flight and perhaps even a boat once you arrive. Unless you plan on staying near the main island of Male, you will need to book a separate seaplane, which will cost at least a few hundred US dollars round-trip. For me, this was just about the amount I paid for my international flight, nearly doubling my total flight costs.
I once read that Michael Jordan makes more from Nike in a year than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. This quote has stayed with me since childhood and made me very curious about the places where our clothes are made. So when someone mentioned to me that Bandung is a city where overruns from some of these same factories are sold, I grew interested in seeing Bandung for myself.
I am a warm weather girl. During college I did my time in the cold and since moving abroad I’ve been strategically avoiding winter. Well, winter smacked me in the face over the holiday break as I went to visit my boyfriend’s family in Calgary, Canada (Well, Medicine Hat to be exact). The majority of the time we were indoors, but on our last day we went skiing. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it.
Hi there! I’m Maya, a Los Angeles native turned expat. I’ve been living and working in Asia for the past 6 years and traveling every spare moment I get.
Join me as I share my travel experiences and chase my early retiree dreams…. ReadMore
Now go ahead and browse around!
Get Maya the Explorer posts and updates emailed directly to your Inbox.