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I love traveling and have vistied more than 20 cities in China. Well, I will start my vacation trip to Maldives on November 29th. where have you traveled and where will be your next destination?

Nov 25, 2014 11:30 AM
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"If tourists do not see or know about what is going on with the people of the Maldives, they will continue to keep coming. If they knew the truth they might stop."
[ http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/tourists-blissfully-unaware-of-islamist-tide-in-maldives-1.1898425 ]

 

Although religion is featured in the article, it is the "application" of religion to other aspects of life, and other forces outside of religion that are also discussed in the article.

 

This is just one article and one opinion. You can do your own research. You may be able to find opposite opinions. In doing so, you would have paid respect to the people of the Maldives by understanding a little more about them.

 

Every country has its blemishes, with those blemishes varying in character and degree from country to country. The political history of the Maldives is not a pretty story.

 

The Maldives is a beautiful place that should be enjoyed. There is a question as to who will choose to enjoy the Maldives as tourists. It is likely that tourist numbers will remain high.

 

Thank you for letting me comment about the Maldives.

November 25, 2014

I just wanted to make a comment about the Maldives. It is very beautiful and a very popular tourist destination.

 

Every country has a right to run themselves as they wish. Another aspect of national respect, is that tourists should show respect to the countries they visit by knowing a little about the people who make that nation and about their lives.

 

Here is just one view and opinion I found on the situation in the beautiful Maldives, from one of the longest established newspapers in Ireland, the Irish Times:

 

"More than 100 public floggings are carried out each year for “fornication”, the majority on women and girls. Last year an international outcry saved a 15-year-old rape victim from 100 lashes. British prime minister David Cameron was urged to intervene... The episode did not stop British royal couple William and Kate from holidaying in the Maldives earlier this year.

 

"Under what is often referred to locally as tourism apartheid – a policy of transferring visitors by seaplane or speedboat directly to resorts from the airport island – holidaymakers have little contact with locals. The resort islands are uninhabited beyond the hotel complexes, and most of their employees are Bangladeshi immigrants.

 

"Bikinis, alcohol sales and consumption, unmarried and homosexual sex are all permitted in tourist resorts, but they are all crimes outside resorts.

 

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November 25, 2014
Are you staying in shaping?  How often do you go to the gym? 
November 21, 2017

Oh, I need to count the countries I went to. About 50 or so. Next new one might be Iran.

November 25, 2014

Hi! Honestly each country has a different traditions life, but i think travelling can help yourself about thinking and how to have fun ! My favorite is London and Lisboa . So how about you? Which is the better place to visit in china? 

November 25, 2014
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