On the way from Nepal, after attending a two day workshop on establishing a SAARC Information Network for SMEs within the region, supported by GTZ-SAARC:
- The other two participants were – Abdulla Ziyath from Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and Fathmath Leena from the Ministry of Atolls Development. There were three representatives from each country.
- Stayed at Malla Hotel. The food was very bad, almost unbearable. International calls were not possible from the room. Internet was on dial-up and very slow.
- We had to stay back two days after the workshop. The trip took us 26 hours to reach Kathmandu from Male’. And the first of the two days after, was a strike day. So we went to a Hinid movie – Salaame-Ishq. A nice movie.
- The following day, did shopping and also visit the "Garden of Dreams". This is an award winning garden build by "Kaiser" starting from 1920. It was a very pleasant place.