Travel Blogs from Sauraha
Short drive ahead of us today to Chitwan National Park. You can really tell you are now out of India, things are clean and toilets in the middle of nowhere are nice. However, what we did actually find out is if you don't pay for the loo then the attendant will follow you. Marty was followed back to the truck even though he did actually pay. Guess …
... of tourists pouring in hour by hour. A small handful of us instead found a cool place to sit and caught up on our adventures. We headed off to the elephant bathing pool not long after, where I was relieved to see the elephants playing around in the water free of their harnesses and giant saddles. Our group had the opportunity to swim with the elephants but I still couldn't bring myself to join in, knowing that the same money made from the swim continued to support the poor treatment ...
... time we were shown to the garden where they had set up a huge BBQ with tables and chairs around it. It was a lovely setting with candles on the tables and they brought loads of pieces of chicken to each table. It looked delicious but I didn’t dare have any so Dave manfully sacrificed himself and ate my share too!!! Then there were 2 meat dishes plus vegetables, rice and chapattis. I had a little rice (but wished I hadn’t later on!!!)
Then we sauntered back to our room and ...
... risky business. Just close your eyes and hope for the best. 6. It baffles me how much everyone eats over here. I honestly don't know where they put it and stay so little. Ok so my host Mum Laxmi would eat maybe about 2 cups of rice with some dhal and veg curry thing for every meal and is still about 1/2 the size of me! 7. You eat with your right hand. It's lucky we don't shake hands with our left. 8. You need to carry toilet paper and hand sanitiser everywhere. 9. I need ...
... that make it one of the Indian subcontinent’s top safari spots. Despite the late arrival we were able to fit in a couple of somewhat touristy afternoon and evening activities related to the regions inhabitants – an oxcart ride to a small Tharu village and a Tharu cultural show and dance performance. The Tharu are a Hindu ethnic group originally from Rajasthan in western India who settled in an uninhabited malarial region of southern Nepal ...
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