Ayatana Hamlet & Spa, Chiang Mai
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... happy group. Mostly it's women who are volunteers. It's good for a change :) So what have I done:
- We bathed the elephants in the river, quite easy, just relax and elephants enjoy getting a splash to cool them off
- Scooping poop, this is actually not that awful. They are vegetarians, the smell is doable, but their **** is heavy!!
- Jody has been working for ten years in this park and knows a lot about the elephants and their behaviour. It's ...
... to receive something they obviously were needing. However, that wasn't always seen here in this village - but certainly down on the border the kids don't receive as much and are very grateful.
It's been interesting watching how the locals deal with the change of seasons. Of course they think it's very cold - and rug up accordingly. Apparently it has been a particularly long and cooler cool season than usual - which we are particularly grateful for! Cool ...
... spring rolls and soup. It was not possible to buy beer because of the election. After dinner we walked through the market. I had decided to buy "Thai baggy pants" and some of the member of the group had fun helping me choose a pair of these "very stylish" pants. Don and I also bought two cushion covers to put on pillows in our living room - a reminder of Thailand. Several members of the group have signed up for a cooking class tomorrow. I am looking forward to participating in ...