Say hello to M A L D I V E S. Never in my life have I expected that I would be flying to Maldives at this age. I remember sitting down in my Ecotourism class back in college, and we were taught by our professor that 20 years from now, Maldives be erased in the face of the earth due to global warming. I knew a trip to Maldives was something I couldn’t afford, and because I was 20 and naive then, I didn’t keep my hopes up that I would be able to visit it in this lifetime.