Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

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Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

Post by General Mackevili » Sat May 07, 2016 4:36 pm

I just saw this picture on a social network that will remain nameless.

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How fucking lazy are people getting? A pool about 3 feet away from the water. WTF.

It was described as "crystal clear blue water."

I hate to be a grammar fucking Nazi, but it's either crystal CLEAR or some sort of BLUE, it can't be both.

Do they offer rooms without pools? If so, they're probably half the price. I guess if you're stupid enough to pay extra for a pool 1 step away from the same ocean water, you're probably stupid enough to pay double, maybe triple what the rooms without pools go for.

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Re: Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

Post by phuketrichard » Sat May 07, 2016 5:47 pm

not everyone likes salt water
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Re: Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

Post by hanno » Sat May 07, 2016 5:55 pm

phuketrichard wrote:not everyone likes salt water
True, but then maybe the Maldives are the wrong place?
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Post by phuketrichard » Sat May 07, 2016 6:09 pm

i did a job once there (3 days actually and had to photograph a resort)
nothing beats swimming in the sea and than jumping in the pool with a glass of wine while the sun set
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Re: Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

Post by General Mackevili » Sat May 07, 2016 6:16 pm

phuketrichard wrote:not everyone likes salt water
I'd be willing to bet the pool is filled with salt water. Seems unlikely that they would run fresh water all they way out there to it when they could just pump it full of salt water from 3 feet away.

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Re: Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

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Re: Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

Post by hanno » Sat May 07, 2016 7:22 pm

Rutiger wrote:
Pools are no safer:

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Post by Anchor Moy » Sat May 07, 2016 8:39 pm

My first reaction is the same as GM - like WTF, how special are you ? This is already paradise. However, it could be dangerous to swim in the sea after nightfall, so you need a pool, because you are in fact special. (See the prices for places like that.)

This video is from SA, but we stayed in a place on the Zambeze river where we had a pool, but couldn't swim there at night because of hippos and crocs. They are worse than sharks because they will walk from the river to the pool if it's not fenced off. All those beautiful photos of African tourist resorts and safari lodges on the water's edge forget to tell you that you have to be mindful of hippos and crocs.

Can I say +1 for SV - ok it's not breath-takingly beautiful, but no hippos, crocs or sharks, day or night ? :thumb:
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Re: Lazy Tourists in the Maldives

Post by hanno » Sat May 07, 2016 8:52 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:All those beautiful photos of African tourist resorts and safari lodges on the water's edge forget to tell you that you have to be mindful of hippos and crocs.
Hmm, all the Lodges I have been to in Africa, and there have been a few, were very serious about guest safety. In SA even some of the fenced Lodges won't let you walk alone at night.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sat May 07, 2016 9:29 pm

hanno wrote:
Anchor Moy wrote:All those beautiful photos of African tourist resorts and safari lodges on the water's edge forget to tell you that you have to be mindful of hippos and crocs.
Hmm, all the Lodges I have been to in Africa, and there have been a few, were very serious about guest safety. In SA even some of the fenced Lodges won't let you walk alone at night.
I was looking at online photos of some African resorts on the Zambeze, which make it look so exotic, yet so safe and civilized - distorted, cosy images of Africa.

Yes I know, once you get there they will tell you to be extremely careful, especially at night. Hence the rules about no swimming after dark, wandering around alone etc.
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