Stefan and I went to the Maldives in January 2007, which seems like ages ago. Not long after I had met him he was telling me that when he got married he was going to spend his honeymoon in the Maldives. I wasn't entirely certain what the Maldives were about until he was showing me images on the internet. I instantly became envious of his future wife and thought she would be one lucky woman. Thankfully I'm that lucky lady.
While on our trip we loved the mango chutney they served each night with the freshest fish I will ever have. I did feel guilty admiring the fish while we snorkeled and then eating them at dinner, but I realize it's the island way of life.
There isn't much to buy at the resort and taking shells and corals from the island is illegal, but we took many photos and several jars of mango chutney back with us.
While shopping at one of the Asian groceries I came across Tiger beer, which we were served on the island. It was a tiny surprise for Stefan, but something that made us both smile while we recalled the sand at our feet while we ate dinner.
It's a nice reminder of our trip and I'm hoping once we run out of chutney we'll just have to make it back to buy more. If only it was that simple.