From Sri Lanka to the Maldvies


An overview of the area where we are…

From Sri Lanka to the Maldives is a short flight. We spent 2 nights in the capital city of Male at Candies Hotel and while wandering the streets we walked across the whole island. I think the artificial beach looked great. They are creating beach to deal with erosion problems. All of the Maldives could be underwater in the next 50 years with the rising water levels. Many environmental issues are being discussed especially in connection to tourism. There is a fund to buy land in Sri Lanka, India or Australia in case all the people here will need to move.

During our 5 days at Eriyadu Resort, we enjoyed wonderful snorkeling with many white tip reef sharks and gorgeous schools of fish on the house reef.

Today we arrived by speed boat at the Four Seasons Kuda Hura which is amazing. During our dives here, we hope to see Manta Rays. As you might imagine our accomodation here in the Maldives has been slightly different than our nights on the beach in Arugun Bay, Sri Lanka for $6.00……Photos will be added as soon as we can!

Last night we saw our first news in many days, we are thinking of the millions of people affected by the floods in nearby Pakistan and China. We hope the rescue attempts will all be successful and that the rains will stop. We are enjoying our time together and will post more news soon. Lisa and George

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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