Saturday, May 14, 2011

Maldives: tuna and tourism

There are really only two industries in the Maldives.... tuna fishing and tourism.  The Maldives are a collection of some 1200 islands, most of which are not inhabited.

Rates at these 7 star resorts can run anywhere from $300 to $3000 per ..... night!  Even in the low season!

Other than working at a resort or some tourism related field, the only other industry is tuna fishing.  As a result, tuna is part of every meal (or at least it would seem like that to me!)

All goods are imported, whether it be bottled water, food staples, office/school supplies, furniture, toothpaste, soap, clothing, kitchen items.... and so on and so forth.  Everything is imported!

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