Mekong Sunshine Resort

155 Chiang Saen-Chiang Khong Road, Ban Sop Ruak, 57150, Thailand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ban Sop Ruak

Chiang Rai and Laos

A travel blog entry by amy.beith

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Today we took a day trip to Chiang Rai. We stopped at the hot springs first. Then we headed to the white temple which was quite spectacular. It the inside was not impressive. We then took a boat trip around. The colder triangle where Laos, Thailand mad Myanmar meet on the Mekong river. We stopped in Laos to do so e shopping in the market and visited the markets that border Myanmar. We then visited a hilltribe village and the long neck ...

Mahout training - I tried. Barry succeeded!

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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I had looked forward to this since day one. Barry was kinda iffy about it. Bev said "no way", We were taken to the wonderful Anantara Resort, were given mahout pants to put on and then met Ake, the head mahout in this adventure, probably because he spoke excellent English, Turns out he was also very sweet and VERY good at making sure everyone was safe and had fun learning to be a mahout. Well, most everyone, He asked, on the ...

Elephants, Facts, Miscellaneous, and Short Video

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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Well, Patty has some more elephant photos she can't resist showing you and a cute video of Am, our favorite, because she was just so cute and the youngest there at 5 years old. She was full of antics and to see her run and then roll in the dirt was such fun. The clip was taken by our Australian team mate, cutie-pie, Giocondra, during our observations of actions of 3 elephants in the large electrically fenced area.

Facts WE ...

Elephants ARE smart!!!

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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This will mostly just be photos of our wonderful elephants. The photos speak for themselves and very little narrative is needed.

Also, I am running out of time! We leave tomorrow. Tonight is our goodbye dinner at a nice restaurant and when I have internet again is a good question. Barry ...

Vet Assistance - would you have done it??

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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Patty is now one of only a handful of people in the world who can say they had their hand inside an elephant's anus. Yep!! Along with Gae, the young, tiny but mighty vet, we did a very thorough examination of a cooperative and patient elephant named Nam Chock. She and I are very close now. With the appropriate long plastic glove and a thermometer I had the honor of taking her rectal temperature. It was 96.8 BTW. OK, TMI, but ...

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