DOZ Issue 28 February 2018 - Page 13

explore the endless beautiful ocean floor. A breathtaking experience you will cherish forever. Culture: It is impossible to remain indifferent to the intensity of the colors the Maldives can offer: from the beaches of a dazzling white born from the erosion of the coral to the ocean with its suggestive shades ranging from dark blue to emerald green. Vegetation dominated by palm trees, mangroves, and flower patterns create a wonderful peaceful scenario to explore. You will discover how the intense aromas of plants coexist beautifully with those of the sea. The sounds of nature, however, are harmoniously linked with the Baduberu, the typical Maldivian dance with tribal rhythms where the drums accompanying the dance are initially beaten slowly until they reach an even stronger intensity. The spicy flavors of local dishes are another big plus; a must try to appreciate even the culinary culture with most of the traditional recipes based on boiled rice, fish, cooked vegetables, eggs, bananas, coconuts and chicken with abundant use of spices, especially curry, while the main drink is tea. Here, even the sense of hospitality will surprise you: kindness, helpfulness, and smiles will complete your exciting holiday in the Maldives. Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa. Visa: If you want to go to the Maldives you will need a valid passport. No visa is required, expect a tourist visa valid for 30 days. You can apply for it while on the plane, or at the airport upon your arrival, just before you get to passport control. Conclusion: A trip to the Maldives will allow you to visit incredible islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean, discovering the magic of its beautiful atolls, small islands covered with a beautiful nature made of white sand and dense tropical vegetation. The sea is rich in colorful fish, which can be seen through the transparency of its waters that have made travelers fall in love with it for generations. You will discover exciting places, where nature is life, and you will be able to relax in front of a special sunset you won’t forget. You will discover that the term stress in these dream islands is unknown, as there are no cars, and noises other than those of nature. DOZ Magazine February 2018 13 «