Riding High in Chiang Mai


I’ve finally acknowledged that my blogging just can’t keep pace with our activities. So rather than try to record all of the things we have done over the last couple of days, I’ll just share one highlight…our visit to the elephant camp.

I didn’t realize our guide was joking when he said we needed our bathing suits to help the mahouts bathe the elephants. I was so ready!
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The mahouts are showing us how we’ll be mounting the elephants for our ride thru the jungle.
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Okay, so I was kidding about the mounting part, but not about the jungle ride.
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It took about 40 minutes to get to the village. I bought a few treasures from this sweet young girl.
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On the ride back, we took a short cut thru the river.
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Going downhill was a bit harrowing. No photos of that experience…I was hanging on with both hands.
What a great adventure!

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Shelley

I am intensely curious, with a spirit of adventure that is tempered by my very strong aversion to anything with potential to cause pain. I love travel, photography, reading, gardening, yoga, music and propelling myself through space (biking, dancing, walking, dancing while walking). I've never considered a lack of proficiency in any of the previous activities to be a hindrance, counting on abundant enthusiasm to make up for my shortcomings.

12 thoughts on “Riding High in Chiang Mai”

    1. Oh I hope this reply works. Mike looks like he’s having fun. What did the elephant say when he stepped on an ant —– Dead ant dead ant, dead ant dead ant….

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  1. Thanks everyone, for stopping by. This trip is a whirlwind. Today we head for the market to buy the groceries for our cooking lesson. Then, back to the airport to fly to Laos.

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