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... a message on a small tin sheet before hanging them from the many structures around to form amazing, shimmering mobiles full of good vibes and unique words.
We checked out the adjacent gallery of Kositpipat's other work which included some examples of his early work and it certainly hinted towards the mark he's made on the Thai art scene in the amazing White Palace- it is a mesmerizing place.
We reconvened with the other guys later that day and checked out the ...
... by tuk-tuk drivers trying to give you the best bargain, and we thought we had hit the jackpot when a driver offered us a ride to the palace for free if we stopped off once on the way. We later realised that drivers obtain a voucher for free petrol if they take unsuspecting tourists to suit shops and travel agents. We were unlucky enough to end up in a tailor-made suit shop where the salesman became rather irate when ...
... down. Somehow I got the top bunk again!
Very hot with the curtains pulled over the beds. Everyone was in bed by 9.00pm and the carriage was very quiet. Slept ok this time, just waking every two hours when the train rolled around a bit, or stopped at a station, or there was a platform announcement.
Quite a few families with kids and young couples travelling.
This tour was made more by accident than design as the first two tours we selected to go on were booked out.
This was a fortunate accident as by far this tour was elephant friendly rather than an industry designed to enrich the elephant owners rather than the care of the elephant. This we found out after getting an insight into how elephants are treated elsewhere. We did get to see 'normal' life for a tourist elephant in an elephant camp near ...
While Jess was here, we finally got to participate in "Monk Chat." The temple near our apartment has a school for monk's, and a few times a week, they invite anyone to come sit at some tables with a handful of monks and ask them questions. Tony and I sat at one table, and Jess chose a different table. We all found it pretty fun and interesting to engage in a conversation with some people who lead very different lives than our own.