The Maldives: Life on a Tiny Speck in the Middle of the Indian Ocean

Main road leads to the harbor on Bodufolhudhoo Island in the Maldives

Every morning, I passed Aisha on the sleepy sand streets of Bodufolhudhoo Island. Her black head scarf and ankle-length cloak revealed only her face and hands. I longed to speak to her, but after greeting me with a radiant smile and a heartfelt “Good morning,” she always lowered her eyes demurely and continued on her … Read more