In a couple of days Jem and a couple of our friends are hopping on a plane and skipping over to an atoll in the Indian Ocean. We’re staying at a resort called Ayada in the Maldives which is located on the lower half of the double island chain, a small jet and speed boat away from the international airport situated on the capital island Male.

A widely held belief is that these islands won’t be with us for many years to come as global warming is causing sea levels to rise so significantly and rapidly that the islands with an average height of a mere 1.5m above sea level won’t be around within a decade! Although very excited I am keeping this in mind as we step onto the island and take in the tropical surrounds.

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