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... all over, in its ears and mouth and not give it food until it became subjugated to man. The sanctuary began in 1992 with Lec and three elephants that she had rescued. There are now 37 now. We met Lec and helped her wash the elephants later in the day. We arrived and were given some basic safety rules such as not to touch the babies and to keep behind the red line when feeding the elephants. I thought that we were going to stay on this raised platform but no, we were to ...
... and even a bottle of Rosella wine, all free! To make things even better they refilled them when they ran out so that turned into our lunch and we left a generous tip to say thank you. More street food for dinner and we headed back to our hotel for an early night before catching an early bus. Sadly we had not reckoned on the rock concert going on literally 5 metres from our room so we did not get to sleep until after midnight.
The next day ...
... You lay on a bamboo table that stood over pots of hot coal. This was a relaxing practice and was said to help with blood circulation in your body. The heat moved up through the bamboo and loosened up your muscles. I fell asleep on the table and took in every enjoyable second of it. After the massages we were ready to get back into the vans to escort us home (back to BCNC). For my first village adventure, I would say it was a memorable one!
... warm ups, ran laps around the track, and then he set up cones for us to do drills by running around and weaving in and out of them. I was not very good at the small stepping and weaving, but they were just happy we came. At the end of the class, we sat in a group and the professor had us sit up in the front with him and introduce ourselves and talk about our time in Thailand with the class. When you are a guest here, being shy or not talkative is not really ...
... and some very colourful birds flitting about the trees. I pointed them all out, but the others could not see them. This probably shows how much greenery there is here and how well the animals are camouflaged… or how much I REALLY wanted to see some wildlife! A steady rafting trip for 40 minutes, past the elephant rides and back to our waiting truck.
After an hour’s trip in the back of the hot and very uncomfortable truck, we got back to our ...
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