Starting India in style
Trip Start Aug 27, 2011
99Trip End Jun 01, 2012
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Finally, in my stinky state, half asleep, I board my plane and even though I have a window seat, I sleep the full two hours to Port Blair.
I depart the airport and the Indian Ocean heat hits me!! Ouch! This is hot!
Upon entering the Islands, one requires a permit. This is free and I am the only passenger requiring one. It's important to keep this document safe while travelling around the Islands and it allows you up to 30 days entry.
I jump in a old style car and head to a cheap hostel. The room is basic and fairly clean but subjected to frequent power cuts, not just the guesthouse but the entire city!
I had only one night in Port Blair. I found a delicious cafe that cooked me a fish curry with nan bread and plain rice! Perfection. I slept well and got up early next day on my birthday to catch a boat to Havelock Island. My plan was to arrive on Havelock the night before my birthday, but a rocket fired into the atmosphere meant I missed the last boat.
Port Blair is a busy hub on the Andaman Islands. It is the capital of the Island and has a busy market and a bustling street full of vendors, Tuk Tuks and bicycles.
It is easy living, and maybe just an easy insight into life in India, but I am prepared for more mayhem in the future.
Next stop, Havelock Island for my brithday treat.