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Phuket: Afternoon Ride Photo 13

Phuket: Afternoon Ride

May 11th 2011
I gingerly climb onto the elephant and snuggle into the seat precariously perched on the creature’s back. Abie follows suit, aided by our driver who’s one of those masterfully guiding tourists on an elephant ride along a path on a hill. A young lady ties a loose strap on either side of our seat, acting arbitrarily as our seatbelt in place of the broken metal clamp. The pachyderms’ size betra ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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