Hummmm. Last night while watching "Herbie Goes Bananas" (dubbed in Hindi) with my girls, I got a serious craving to be somewhere tropical. It's not even cold here, as a matter of fact, it's pretty stinkin' hot. Yet, I long to be somewhere, somewhere tropical. I've had the traveling itch for the last week or so, but it wasn't until I saw Herbie last night that I really narrowed it down.
Then, to make it worse, I caught a glimpse of some travel show featuring the Maldives* today. That was the clearest water I've ever seen. And tropical looking.
Thanks Herbie, thanks a lot.
*The Maldives, is an island nation consisting of a group of atolls stretching south of India's Lakshadweep islands between Minicoy Island and the Chagos Archipelago, and about seven hundred kilometres (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea of Indian Ocean. The twenty-six atolls of Maldives encompass a territory featuring 1,192 islets, of which two hundred and fifty islands are inhabited.
The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in terms of both population and area; it is the smallest predominantly Muslim nation in the world. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres above sea level, it is also the country with the lowest highest point in the world, at 2.3 metres (from Wikipedia)
Wow, this is almost near us...