The Tiger Tale
Trip Start Mar 11, 2017
25Trip End Apr 04, 2017
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We met our driver at 7am for an early start. We are going to see the floating market with options on seeing some tigers and maybe an elephant ride. Traffic is not too bad at 7am so we at the floating market by 8:30. We get on a boat that looks like a long canoe with a motor on the back. Not your regular outboard motor but a four cylinder Izuzu engine with a long shaft that turns a propeller. The whole contraption turns like a rudder for steering the oversized canoe. The market is interesting, but there is nothing I want to buy. You could get anything from soup to nuts as well as furniture and cars. We made a stop at a Buddhist temple as well.
Next we drive to the tiger park. Son, our driver is confirming the number of fingers and toes we have now. The idea is to pay your money and you pet a tiger
I like elephants so this should be easier. There is a basket on top of the pachyderm large enough for two, with a seatbelt. We do it up and off we go, trundling down the path. It is not the most pleasant mode of transport, but the elephant does cover some ground fairly quickly. We even ride him (I think him) through some water that is around 4 feet deep. I'm glad I don't have to ride him back to Bangkok.
We found a restaurant close to our hotel for supper and call it a night fairly early. Tomorrow, we meet some new folks for the start of the official tour.