Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Similan Islands, Thailand (11-13 February)

Sadly, that's a flash drive hanging around my neck because I was put in charge of all the paperwork to get us into the Andamans. Penny and I spent 8 hours at the computer preparing for the bureaucratic nightmare that lay ahead. It was ridiculous but fun to entertain the India immigration officials, then the customs officials, then the coast guard...all on our boat for several hours the morning after hour arrival. The coast guard made us line up on deck like a criminal line up to take an official photo - after which we asked them to snap one for us with my camera and they obliged. It was hilarious. The photo is too hideous to post...but maybe I'll post it anyway.