Friday, June 20, 2008

Things are jumping around here!

Today we welcome our first visitor from the Republic of Maldives. Located south of India and southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldives is a nation of atolls in the Indian Ocean. The capital and largest city is Malé and the language is Dhivehi.

If anyone should be concerned about global warming it is the Maldivians. Wikipedia notes this:
The Maldives holds the record for being the flattest country in the world, with a maximum natural ground level of only 2.3 m (7½ ft), though in areas where construction exists this has been increased to several metres. Over the last century, sea levels have risen about 20 centimetres (8 in); further rises of the ocean could threaten the existence of Maldives.
Your virtual tour:

Ey Dhivehi Gauma Ey ( Maldivian Song )
The national song (way cool):

iru ossumun
Who knew you'd be shaking your hips to music in Dhivehi this weekend?

--the BB


FranIAm said...

That is somewhere that I have always wanted to go...

Paul said...

I recommend going soon, for all the sad reasons.

Nice to hear from you, busy Fran.