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Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair June 30th 2013

the year 1984, with our very close family friends we decide to fly to Port Blair in Andaman islands. The Harshavardhana is the equivalent of a cruise ship which used to sail to Port Blair but it would have taken longer and as dad cannot take such a long leave we fly down. at the airport we are excited to be flying and still remember spotting a ravi shastri look alike who we would later on discover at port blair. more on that later. i was 11, budding into my teens. there was some confusion in our young minds about vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and we arrived at a smallish airport and drove to Meghapode or that's what I think the name of the guest house was. We had a room over the dining area and ... read more

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair January 28th 2013

My last entry I said I was going to a cricket match, India vs. England. Obvious choice was to cheer for India, so me and some fellow travelers bought coloured paint, Indian flags, etc. Putting paint on my face, and drawing an Indian flag on my arms (which I put on upside down..oops) and getting the cheap local tickets lead to the most fun possible! Probably a moment in my life I will never forget was when me and a Swedish girl walk into the stands, trying to find a seat. It was totally packed, and as we stood in the entrance, people started noticing us. As far as I could see to my left and right, people were looking. Not just a glance either. We both just froze for a moment. Never have I had ... read more

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair November 17th 2012

Our experiences on short tour of Andamans. We planned a short vacation to Andamans Islands during Diwali festivals - 2012. After exploring various options on the net, we settled for tour package by MakeMyTrip. MakeMyTrip has typical Andamans package of 5 nights that includes 3 nights in Port Blair and 2 in Havelock Island. We decided to cut one night in Havelock. It wasn't a bad decision. Andaman – Nicobar is a chain of more than 530 islands (some very badly damaged in 2004 tsunami) spread over 700 km, approximately 1500 km from Chennai / Kolkata. Only about 36 islands are inhabitated. Port Blair is the main town in Andaman. Nicobar is much less frequented by tourists. Port Blair can be reached by air via Chennai or Kolkata. Boat service is available but takes too long ... read more
Gallows - viper island
Sun set near viper island
Cruize to Havelock

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair April 2nd 2012

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Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair March 12th 2012

PORT BLAIR, SOUTH ANDAMAN ISLAND, ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS. Monday 12 March, 2012. Today we woke up and thought we had died and gone to hell. What a DUMP! Our 'hell' was the Andaman and Nicobar Island groups far out in the Bay of Bengal. They are part of India but this archipelago of 300 ish coral islands is very remote, lying closer to Myanmar, Thailand and Sumatra than to India. The peoples of the Andamans and Nicobars are quite distinct from those on the Indian mainland. Until the 17th century they were populated almost exclusively by several distinct tribes having different characteristics, traditions and languages. Since the 17th century they have been colonized by newcomers from both sides of the Bay of Bengal and by the British. As a result, the aboriginal tribes, some of ... read more
M on the Croc Beach
Nevil with No Swimming Sign
The Croc Beach

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair June 30th 2011

So, nachdem unser Rückflug auf´s Festland von Indien heute Mittag wegen technischen Problemen gestrichen wurde sind wir noch einen Tag länger in Port Blair. Und wir haben natürlich absolut nichts dagegen, nachdem die Fluggesellschaft für die Unannehmlichkeit uns einen Tag länger im Paradies beschert und unsere gute Unterkunft inklusive Essen und Trinken komplett übernimmt:-) Somit hatte ich auch Zeit, schon mal die ersten Fotos zusammen zu stellen und lade jetzt den Einblick in die Tierwelt eines Regenwald und Strand Paradieses für Euch hoch. Wie gesagt, sowohl die Natur dort ist wie auf Pandora als auch die Tierwelt. Fast ausserirdisch und nicht von dieser Welt wirken manche dieser Wesen (bis auf Kuh und Elefant )doch seht einfach selbst ...... read more
auch sehr sehr schön
mal gepunktet
Paarungszeit der Gespensterschrecken

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair June 7th 2011

Option A: Half Day tour: Rs 500/head Leave your heels and fancy shoes behind: this one’s for the adventure and nature lover. Don’t forget to apply mosquito repellant even during daylight hours…it’s pretty much a jungle out here. Remember the hat. This 30 acre mass of overgrown flora, legally referred to as ‘The 5th Island’, is nothing more than an organic island-plantation. Situated six km from the airport by road, the last point of drivable land ends at the Attam Pahad village football field that doubles up as a parking lot. From there it’s a 300mtr stretch of offroad, followed by another 200mtrs of a walkable path that ends in the sea. This sea is part of a bay called ‘Flat Bay’. And from this final point of land you will be transported to this Island ... read more

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair May 29th 2011

A friend of mine is going through a real rough patch in his relationship. So he has a ton of questions for the female species: Q.1. What do you want from us? A.1. DRAMA. Okay, to spell it out, it’s all about that effect that one person has on another. We’re not looking for looks, or muscles or bone structures or facial hair or skin type… we’re looking for that effect. What effect: It’s like that song, by Elvis Presley: All Shook Up, we want your hands to be shaking and your knees all weak, where you just can’t seem to stand on your own two feet; Your tongue gets tied when you try to speak, your insides shake like a leaf on a tree; you’re proud to say that I’m your ‘buttercup’, coz your in ... read more

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair June 22nd 2010

ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH What's the point. If someone doesn't do something quick, someone's gonna get shot. And although my aim's not that great...I am motivated. I've just posted this to not only mark how ridiculous our political representatives are but also our media. This is the same member of parliament who wants to commission a railway line that runs through the andaman islands from port blair to diglipur right where the great andaman trunk road currently stands. He's talking about a bridge that will join two islands.... Get me some f@#k^*g water to drink first. Everything sounds like something out of a god-d@mn sci-fi movie. We've started getting fresh water supply now ONCE in four days for twenty minutes. That's twenty minutes of water supply every four days!!! And to think that we are suppose... read more

Asia » India » Andaman & Nicobar Islands » Port Blair February 20th 2010

I thought i should specify some details about my place before placing my next entry. The bad news is : There is no electricity. The good news, is as follows: Fresh water and sea water are in abundance. The sound of the sea beneath you at night is extraordinary. Due to high algae content the sea is almost ablaze with sea sparkle (phosphorescence) at night. And the stars particularly like to hover right above my house. The house currently has a maximum capacity of six people as there are only two toilets in it. There is a gas stove with basic utensils and two large rooms along with two balconies. Your mode of travel to and from the island will be a small row boat - locally known as haalis dongi. There are bikes for hire ... read more

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