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Hiking and Elephant Riding from Chai Lai Orchid

sunny 28 °C

Early mornings here in the hills by the river are misty and cool so we wisely chose to hike into the village and ride/wash the elephants in the afternoon. Even this small village has an impressive temple and of course beautiful flowers and plants are everywhere. Elephants move in slow-motion it seems, but ours were perhaps slower than most as Catriona's voice did not apparently carry the tone of authority needed to encourage hers to lead a little faster! The river-bath at the end was a treat they enjoyed, despite rafts coming by, and amateurs like us doing the splash/rub-down! Lazy late afternoon watching the river traffic and the elephants...Not many photos again as the WiFi here comes and goes, so I'm hoping to get this post out as well as the one lost yesterday before it winks out again...
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Posted by alangcampbell 01:02 Archived in Thailand

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Oh my, your very own elephants. Fred P. will be jealous! Love the blog already and you've only just begun.

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