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... of dragons. On our way back towards the guesthouse we stopped at a local market near the river that unfortunately we can't remember the name of, but nevertheless was a joy to wander to see all the different soups, noodles, and foods that people were making and buying in the late afternoon. Later that night, after some relaxing beers in the shade along the river, we tried out a place we had read was a Lampang staple, a restaurant called Aroy One Baht (which translates ...
... the most important thing about our day. We explained about the painting and if we could not see Wanalee then we could go to any elephant camp. But we knew she was there and we really wanted to see her.
He said he knew many people in the centre as he took so many trips there and had become friends with a lot of staff. He had phoned us after that meeting to say he had spoken to his friends there and could arrange for us to see Wanalee if we wanted to go ...
... imaginable and everything was fresh (vegetables, fruit, rice, noodles, meat, fish, etc). A lot of food was sold for 5 - 10 baht (32 baht = $1). Can you imagine leaving the grocery store with enough food to feed a family of 4 for the day for only $3? You could here. Right across from the market was the health clinic where Jip's mother used to work. Her mother was a mid-wife and back in those days, mid-wives did everything. It is so interesting to hear Jip talk about ...
... of the foot. Apart from missing most of its one foot, the elephant is happy and in good health.
We moved on from the hospital to visit the baby elephants then to watch elephants perform a show, where we witnessed their awesome abilities. Their strength and teamwork capabilities were proven when they were directed to move tree-sized logs in a variety of ways; their gentile was showcased when they placed a dropped sunhat back on the owners head so delicately, and ...
... naughty youngsters. One playing ball, one squirting with a hose and one attempting to climb over the pen. We fed them all a few bananas each before leaving the lively bundles to the mahouts and making our way back dodging a few huge elephants making their way out to the jungle for the night and chilling out at our homestay before tomorrow's early start.
It was a bleary eyed 6.30am and we were up, ready, armed with 2 very long sticks of sugar cane walking into the jungle ...