A boy and a dog in the paradise, Andaman Islands

A boy and a dog, Andaman Islands, India 2010

A boy and a dog, Andaman Islands, India 2010

The Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, consisting of about 300 islands, are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves, tropical rainforests, coral reefs and marine life. Most inhabitants you meet are of Indian origin while indigenous people are the Negrito (pygmies in Southeast Asia), inhabiting the remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors. Due to their strategic importance, the military presence is strong. In addition to an Indian visa, you need a special permit to visit the islands. We went there to attend a friend’s wedding.  It took us three days to get to Havelock Island from Johannesburg.

ベンガル湾に位置するアンダマン諸島は、約300の島からなる地上の楽園。ヤシの木が連なる白い砂浜、マングローグ、熱帯雨林、サンゴ礁、豊かな海洋生物・・・。目にする住民はインド系ですが、原住民はネグリート(東南アジアのピグミー)で、外部の人間が訪れることのない島々に住んでいます。戦略拠点であることからインド軍の基地があり、訪問するには特別な許可が必要。私たちは友人の結婚式に出席するためジョハネスバーグから3日かけて行きました。

Location of the Andaman Islands

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