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    Y the fok we here? lets hit the maldives

    The Hilton

    Ithaa Undersea restaurant

    Dine 16 feet below sea level at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa's unique underwater restaurant. Marvel at 360° views of reef and marine life, sip champagne cocktails and sample Maldivian-Western fusion cuisine at this spectacular Maldives restaurant - the world's only aquarium-style restaurant.




    Luncheon
    Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella
    With Toasted Pine Nuts, Fried Basil & Balsamic Syrup
    Creamed Mushroom Soup Cappuccino Style
    Served with Shaved Bread Crackers & Olive Pesto
    PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR MAIN COURSE:
    Seared Fillet of Reef Fish
    On Lemon Scented Spinach, Bitter Sweet Orange Essence
    OR
    Fire Grilled Beef Tenderloin
    Pan-fried Potatoes, Herb Roasted Tomato
    Baked Portabello Black Mushroom
    Selection of Green Peppercorn Sauce, Red Wine Sauce & Assorted Mustards
    Sliced Exotic Fruit Platter with Mango Sorbet in the Maldivian Lagoon…



    Culinary Journey in the Maldivian Lagoon…
    Welcome Maldivian "Sai Tea"
    Infused with Indigenous Plants & Herbs

    "Roshi"
    Selected Maldivian Flat Breads
    Raw Seared
    "Kanneli" Yellow Fin Tuna with Rihakuru Maldivian Fish Glaze,
    Cracked Black Pepper, Dehydrated Lime Dust, Laced with Lime Oil
    Cooked Seared
    Lamb Loin with Tahini, Toasted Black Sesame Seeds,

    "Kulhafila"
    Maldivian Beach Grass with Lime, Onion & Salt
    Seared
    Smoked Salmon Gravlax Style, Lemon Curd Curried Wasabi Mayonnaise
    Sour Lime & Chili Pickled
    "Ihi" Maldivian Lobster in Smoked Tomato Jelly

    "Assans"
    Double Duck Essence Infused with Maldivian "Rampe" Leaf with a Toasted Parmesan Chip

    "Gulha"
    Lollipop Ground Fish Balls with Local Spices, Coconut, Onions,
    Chili & Ginger, Lemongrass Skewered & Shallow Fried

    "Bajiya"
    Pan-fried Foot Long Samosa Filled with Vegetables, Yellow Curry & Dried Cumin

    "Bondi"
    Dumplings of Deep-fried Marinated Ground Lamb & Rice Kibbeh Style

    "Baith"
    Selection of Maldivian Rice

    "Riha"
    Curry Deep-Fried "Raithmas" Red Snapper on Yellow Curried Dhal

    "Tharukari"
    Cinnamon & Mild Red Curry Flavoured Fried Vegetables Tempura Style

    "Asdhooni"
    Black Lacquered Baked Duck Breast Coriander Crusted

    "Kukullhu"
    Poached Breast of Chicken Roll Filled with Stewed Dates
    & Pickled Lime on a Mild Maldivian Curry Paste Sauce

    "Kanbalhi"
    Roast Rack Lamb with a Cracked Pistachio & Arabian Red Powder

    "Faru Man" Reef Fish
    Steamed & Served in an Oriental Nage with Oil Blanched Ponzu Vegetables
    Grilled
    "Ihi" Maldivian Lobster Napped with Reduced Vanilla, Mint Cream & Gratinated with Hollandaise Sauce
    Candied
    Mango Mousse with Lemon Grass & Cardamom Essence
    Frozen
    Yoghurt Mild Curry Flavoured
    Dark
    Maldivian Banana Muffin served with an Over Cooked Banana Compote & Cracked Meringue

    Tropical Fruit
    Diced & Bamboo Skewered with Hot Candied Ginger, Chocolate Fondue

    "Ithaa"
    Assorted Chocolate Dipped Rose Water Candies Cold Starter Hot Starter Main Course Dessert

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    Fok, if they opened that in the Pattaya area it would be watch the turds float by

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    looks like a nice place. but the average farang will have a few questions.....

    is it cheap
    is the beer cheap
    are the girls cheap
    can i own land
    what about visa runs

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    I think Maldives you can own land and no visa runs, and yes it is cheap, well apart from that tasty Hilton restaurant that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    I think Maldives you can own land and no visa runs, and yes it is cheap, well apart from that tasty Hilton restaurant that is.

    Where is Maldives?

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    not very tsunami proof though is it, the average height of the land above sea level is less than 1 meter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceburat
    Where is Maldives?
    Are you American perchance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Fok, if they opened that in the Pattaya area it would be watch the turds float by
    And count the dead bodys

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    My folks whent there a few years ago, they recond it was great, beautiful resort on it's own island (most islands only have one) get up the next day walk around the beatiful island, eat in the beatiful resteraunt and drink in the beautiful bar ( none of which have any compitition so are extortionate), then get up the next day and do the same....by about the 3rd or 4th day your going crazy
    I have more than the average number of arm and legs

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    last year i went to the maldives to attend a ship inspection. the main town is a shithole and the only place to get a beer is the airport hotel because its a muslim state

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    ^ perhaps CMN would be interested?

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    before arriving i instructed the agent to arrange good quality accomodation for the inspector from Shell (who we were trying to impress - the ship passing the inspection would result in $$$ of business from Shell). He had come all the way from Durban and stayed 3 days before I arrived (i only stayed one night). Imagine my horror when I saw that he had been put up here (they normally get 4 or 5 star hotels) and without even a chance to get a beer to drown his sorrows.





    i took these pics to show my jealous colleagues of my trip to the legendary maldives.....

    Luckily i had met the inspector before in my sailing days as he was also the mooring master/pilot at Durban so he was in fairly good spirits - until we took him back to the airport where there is a pretty good hotel with a bar. I asked the agent why we hadnt been put up there thinking that he would say it was full. Oh no, the agent thought it had been too expensive at 80 bucks a night. Then i could see the inspector starting to lose his cool.......


    but for me the highlight of the trip for me was the 8 hour transfer at Columbo airport on both the outward and inward journeys

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    my hosts could see i was not very happy about how things had been arranged so they offered to bring me out fishing in their boat.



    and within 10 minutes of fishing i managed to catch one! the first and probably last fish i will ever catch. never got to eat it though as i was off to the airport an hour later...



    and that for me was the maldives.

    by the way all the shops are closed on a friday

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    within 10 minutes of fishing i managed to catch one!
    So that must be you holding the fishing rod then

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    wow a teak door member with all his own hair!

    A rare breed indeed

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    yes but the picture was taken last year.

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    He even seems to have additional Clark Gable hair under his nose.

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