Published: February 21st 2008February 21st 2008
Yes Maman, I wore shorts, used sun screen and bug spray. But was still eaten by the mosquitoes. And yes I have benedril and claritin in my luggage. To answer your previous question Thai people eat with fork and knife.
Today we woke up early to have a great breakfast before heading to the jungle. This place is very different from other touristy places as they seem to take in wounded and neglected elephants (as well as other animals) from harsh situations arount the country. They rehabilitate them and all the money goes towards taking care of them and giving the elephants a better life than they otherwise would have had.
We got a nice treat at the waiting area as two residents came up and said Hi. They have Gibbons, a type of ape not monkeys (Monkeys have tails). They seem very friendly and smart as they will steal your beer, glasses, soda and money without you knowing it while they distract you.
The ride on the elephant was amazing yet scary at times. We felt like we were going to fall of more than a couple of times.
There are more photos below