Travel Blogs from Surin
... the process of how silk is made - however it looked long and tedious!
We bathed our elephants again before showering and packing for camping (the chosen location is fairly close to where we take the elephants to bathe on a Monday).
No one took us to the campsite until 6pm - it gets dark at 6.30! Got to the site and all the mahouts were determined for us all to get on a teeny ...
... br> We bathed our elephants around 3.30 today and I was with Mr Kongs youngest son, Puni, who can speak some English yay! He taught me that 'hue' means hungry in thai and was also showing me how use my feet on Thonbai's ears to direct her.
After another lovely dinner we played some drinking games and 'Spoons' with Kim, one of the mahouts which was a good laugh :)
... shapes to make products like frames, boxes and note pads. We looked round the elephant grave yard and saw a 1 month old baby elephant in the village - was soooo cute and small he kept falling over too!
After a very filling rice dinner with fried chicken and mini bananas for dessert Jazz took us to a house party in another village about 5mins away. There was a stage with a live band and at ...
... temple that is being built in the village - it was a strange sight with lots of elephant heads! We got to walk through it - was very dark with random statues!
We then went to mediate with the monks which was a different experience. Everyone kept looking at us as we were dressed differently and are white people! We had to kneel down and bow our heads 3 times before sitting and ...
... shelter turned into a necklace. It was so thoughtful. On the way back to the home stay, Mike pulled up at a little temple near the entrance of the study centre. He took my hand and we knelt down in front of it and Mike said some prayers, I tried to mirror the way he bowed to the temple and in my head I remember just saying "whatever God we are praying to, please watch over Mike, his family and his elephants and keep ...
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