Would Clowey get along with a Baby Elephant?
Trip Start Jan 15, 2010
15Trip End Feb 15, 2010
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The temples reminded me of Angkor Wat, and lots of Beautiful Buddhas! I got lots of great pictures. Ahhhh, then the Elephants :)
There are many Elephant farms in Thailand, but the ones up North are more based on the conservation of the Elephants, more than making money on taking people on rides, so we visited the Elephant Kraal, where you can actually stay at like a home stay and feed , bathe, and take care of the Elephants. There were three baby Elephants on our visit!
That night was our overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai. The sleeper beds were hard to book, and were completely sold out except for two top bunk on the opposite side of the train car, but in the same compartment. They looked fine, clean, enough room,so we each picked a bed, and found a place to sit and have a Singha Beer before turning in for the night. It wasn't more than 5 minutes when Johanna showed up at the foot of my bunk with a horrified look on her face."Their are roaches all over my backpack...! " Which was in her bunk of course at the time. Not a good way to start the night. "No other bunks..." our train attendant told us, " It fine, have another Beer" Johanna was not going to sleep in that bunk, so I invited her to share mine with me. We were not sure how we were going to both fit in there , but were ready to give it a try when a nice Japanese couple offered to share their bunk together and give her one of theirs....how sweet, and they being half the size of us, a much more comfortable nights sleep.
The rest of the night was fine, Johanna never showed up again on the end of my bunk, I never saw any Bugs in my Bed ,but knowing that those roaches were around,I slept in my silk sleep sack ( Thanks Maureen!!!)
We are now in Chiang Mai...and its off to spend some time with the Tigers ...I know Clowey would not be having that at all :) ( Clowey is my daughters cat for all of you who don't know, she lives with me now, well actually Sara's awesome boyfriend while I'm on my journey! So no baby Elephants and Baby Tigers are allowed to come home with me :)