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The Maldives - More Than Just Resorts

The Maldives: Sun, beach and the ocean. Perfect! What about a drink in the deck chair after snorkeling? Enjoying the dinner in the last light of the sunset? But there is so much more than “just” sun, beach and the ocean on these islands. The Maldives is a country with many domestic political, environmental and religious problems. But most of the tourist don't even notice. They just stay in the resorts and enjoy their holiday in one of the poorest countries of the world. The tourists mostly don't even see the illusion of a perfect world. No wonder for a country which is heavily dependent on tourism. Last year a military coup made negative headlines for a couple of weeks, but the headlines disappeared as quickly as they emerged.