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Maldives July 2022

After being in Sri Lanka for most of a year, we took a quick trip to the Maldives. The Maldives is the closest country to Sri Lanka, other than India. There are something like 2000 'islands' in the Maldives, although the definition of that word varies a lot based on the tide. All of it is from coral -- the maximum natural elevation ground in the country is something like 1.5 meters. We were there for a week, with most of our time on a small 'local island' (i.e., there is a village on the island). Lots of manta rays, eagle rays, turtles, and apparently some whale sharks, though the latter eluded us.