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Maldives memories

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Back to work life for 2 weeks already….while the memory of the wedding and the honeymoon trip is still vividly in my mind…it was such a relaxing trip in maldives , had nothing very special there, just sleep, eat , swim, relax, afternoon nap, eat and repeat the cycle for a few days…..but it was really nice to enjoy the beautiful sunrise , sunset, natural blue sky & sea breeze, sunshine and food…

the resort we’ve chosen was definitely a good choice, maybe even better if the drinks were included in our Full Board (that means the package includes all meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner)….otherwise everything is just great and the villa is newly built and is perfect….

As we arrived Male at midnight, we needed to stay in another resort of Angsana and early next morning, we took the seaplane and headed to the island, Velavaru….it’s a 30 min ride and it’s my first time taking seaplane and it was cool to view all the atolls from sky…beautiful

Heading to the island

Atolls view from seaplane

about to arrive....this is the island opposite to us where the beachfront villa are located at.

wow...here it is....amazing seeing villa are built in mid of the ocean!

Go Go Go!

Pavillion for sun tan....

This is just 'perfect'...

 More photos of this relaxing island to come soon….stay tuned…

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Written by gracepicks

December 6, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Channel Road Inn – Santa Monica

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Channel Road Inn, Santa Monica

Strongly recommend this small cozy 15-room b&b inn if look for accomodation in Santa Monica, though must admit that it is a little bit far away from the Santa Monica downdown area – 3rd street promenade with around US12 taxi cost for each ride.

The hotels in Santa Monica are quite expensive.  With our limited budget, there isn’t much choice for us given we would need some place clean & tidy (i still remember 10 years ago my friends & I got scabies (very terrible) when we were in florida and so…clean & tidy is on  no. 1 agenda).. but luckily that we found Channel Road Inn on web and they really don’t let us down…I love it and i’ll stay there again if i come to santa monica next time..

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cute bear waiting for your adoption!

cute bear waiting for your adoption!

living room area

living room area

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welcome cookies…yummy ..i want more!

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exterior of the Inn

Written by gracepicks

June 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm