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... was on the second floor with its own private balcony overlooking the river. Our first day there we found the local vegetarian restaurant, which was fortunately on our street. The Thais have a way of creating some of the most unique vegetarian food we've ever seen, including fake meats that look and taste deceptively like meat. We spent the rest of the day wandering the city, crossing the Ratchadapisek Bridge, which I read but haven't confirmed, is possibly the oldest bridge ...
This day had finally arrived. The day Jody had promised herself would happen almost 10 years ago when she first bought a painting made by an elephant from the internet for the Tsunami fundraising appeal in 2005.
She has always referred to the painting as an original by E. le Phant but everyone in the know, knows it was painted by Wanalee. She was 7 years old at the time and living in the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
... was very familiar with. I had thin rice noodles and a big pork ball in a soup broth. It was very good and very filling. I am definitely struggling to maintain my weight on this trip. After lunch we stopped at the oldest and the most famous temple in Lampang. Like all of the temples in Thailand this one was beautiful. I will remember this temple because it was the first time that I ever saw a Jedi reflection through a small hole in the Ordination Hall. There was a ...
... with the name and age of our designated elephant (mine was named Pang Boon Me, meaning lucky, and was 48 years old), and hurriedly went through the history of the center before directing us toward our elephants. While they had "practice elephants", elephant figures about half the size of regular elephants designed for training purposes, we were immediately told to climb on top of our elephants by our Thai-speaking mahout trainers with help from Mango as our interpreter. ...
... over. We finished the show with a bow where we quickly realised we had to hold on even tighter to avoid rolling off the front before moving towards the crowd for copious amounts of bananas and sugarcane treats. It was fascinating to take part in as we quickly got a good insight and understanding on how intelligent elephants actually were as well as learning about the centre. It was home to more than 50 elephants ranging from 7 months to over 60 years old. Besides the young ones ...