Dec 30, 2006
Mar 15, 2007
On the Burmese mainland, the immigration office is right beside the pier, so we spent spent no longer than a wonderful 10 minutes in Burma, before heading back to Ranong and jumping on the return bus back to Phuket. Next stop, Koh Phi Phi.
We needed to be in Ranong early as we had to do a visa run to Burma. Thai visas are only for 30 days and our one would run out soon. It seemed all very dodgy really. We were shuttled to a wharf where we had to climb across boats to get to the dodgy looking one that would bring us - and other visa stamp seekers - across to Burma. On the way, we stopped at some sort of outpost, where we handed our visas over to 'officials'?! to assess - that was a bit daunting. Loads of other boats swarmed around us for the same purpose so I guess that was somewhat reassuring.