Elephant Nature Park February 7th 2007 Yet another wildlife experience, of course in Thailand it had to be elephants. Elephants are working animals here, originating with the Karen hill tribes in the North of Thailand near the border with Burma. Originally used for logging, this is now illegal so the elephants are used for hill trekking and unfortunately some are used as performing animals.
We decided to visit the Elephant Nature Pa ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai 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
After a long 10 months we have finally got our visa's for Australia! We are taking a round the world trip on the way through the US, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and Asia before eventually settling in Australia - hopefully some time in April 2007. We will keep you all updated as we go on our big adventure! Our tickets are booked and we leave for a short weekend in London (and to see the babelicious Robbie Williams - obviously Kersten speaking here!)before leaving the UK on 20th September.... full info