Let alone the agonizing delay at the capital airport March 25th. Our flight should have left Beijing 2:40pm in the afternoon, but it didn’t untill after midnight. We were told the aircraft was detained at Colombo due to some technical failures, and our excitement had almost been worn off by the time it took off. However, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Later, our Canadian buddies who arrived earlier told us Colombo Airport was blasted with bombs the day before by TTL members and we narrowly dodged it due to the delay. More excitingly, we happened to grab a chance of enjoying the beautiful views of the Indian Ocean below in the sunshine. It was noon when we reached the Maldives. The airplane was hovering over the immense ocean, above it was the clear sky and the shining sun. It was my first time to see the Indian Ocean, so vast that I couldn’t see its border. The water was shimmering under the sun, its hues varying from emerald to a navy blue. The variety of colors was caused by the different depths of water, like a magic kaleidoscope that you can never tell its next pattern. The plane landed onto the runway and slided on the ground. After it stopped, we began to disembark. All at once we were embraced with hot and humid air of the Maldives. The airport was small and we finished all the formalities quickly and embarked on the speedboat to our destination, Kani Island. The boat was careering on the water, splashing numerous spoondrifts behind it. In such a spacious ocean, our boat was just like a tiny leaf drifting on the water. Forty minutes later, we finally got to our destination: Kani Island. As the boat was berthing at the wharf, I saw people lying casually on teh beach, and the green palm trees. Here we are, Kani Island! Here we are, the beautiful Maldives!