Setting Sail Among Myanmar’s Islands of Mystery — Explorer - NYTimes.com: "I arrived on a chaotic pier in the border town of Ranong, Thailand, feeling as if I was about to throw up as I watched three-story fishing boats chug by. I had persuaded my two younger brothers and eight girlfriends to fly across the world and pool a large chunk of money so we could charter a live-aboard boat. The plan was to sail for six days through the Mergui Archipelago, a chain of 800 islands offMyanmar’s coast that’s become the holy grail of sublime, empty beaches. . . . "
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