Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Andaman Islands*

*My blog titles continue to be clever and informative!

So, after my program was done in Vizag, Courtney, Megan, Kristin, (aka India besties), and I traveled to the Andaman Islands, Delhi, and Amritsar.

We took a train to Chennai, and then from there, caught a plane to Port Blair, Andaman Islands. When we arrived, we took a ferry to another island, and stayed on the island pretty much the whole time. The day before our flight to Delhi, we ferried back to Port Blair.

We ate tons of delicious food:

Rented scooters and scootered around the island:

{Courtney is not really naked. She looks like she is though, which is awesome.}

{Whatever, I was just really excited to be driving a scooter.}

Scootering resulted in this very minor accident {maybe my leg is still swollen and bruised},

We swam and read on the beach,

{the water is seriously this color.}

{so maybe this swimming suit is really ugly and phrumpy and stretched out - the one day i wore this swimming suit is the day we a. took pictures and b. met hot skinny european girls in bikinis. lame!}

And felt awesome as we backpacked through the jungle:

{we brought snacks to the beach. dogs liked that.}

We stayed at one really nice place {this cute little bungalow right by the beach}

and some really crappy places:

{We found out our bed was infested with ants. So, we bug sprayed/duct taped them into the bed.}

and secretly wanted to stay here:

{do you see the little spaceship pod-hut thing? doesn't it look like the sun is possibly a UFO landing?}

We spent the whole evening walking around Port Blair, looking for internet. Port Blair is cute and quaint.

That night we planned on spending the night in the airport. When we got to the airport at about 8 pm, it was already closed. Courtney sweet-talked the guards and thankfully they let us stay in this little piggy pen in front of the airport. We thought it was funny. And the guards became our new best friends, even though they thought it was weird when Courtney secretly filled our shoes with delicious treats for St. Nicholas Day.

ps: I like this picture because Courtney looks headless and creepy.


  1. Natalie I always get a kick out of your blog posts! I can't believe you guys duct taped the ants into the bed. SO funny! And your poor leg...oh Natalie, I hope it gets better quick. Um, now that you're back we should play. You probably already have big plans for New Years, but if not let me know and you can come up to the party we are having at our house tomorrow, slumber party, and friday :) Love ya!

  2. oh Natalie. I am so grateful that you posted both a picture of me being naked and a picture of me being creepy on your blog. what delicious treats for all of your readers.

  3. What amazing pictures! I seriously want to eat that exact Indian meal right now! Seriously - what type of camera do you have? LOVE YOU!

  4. Nice pics.
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