When we were children our grandmother would take us all out to the sea, beyond the reef on a little boat and we would spend hours and hours jumping off the boat and getting into the boat. Little did we realize then what an expensive commodity we had at our disposal for free. Today I am told the Beckhams spend tens of thousands of dollars for the same experience with their children. Tourism is a double-edged sword for the Maldives, where grandmas now have to compete with the Beckhams.
Oil and Vanish