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Bangkok to Chiang Mai

sunny 30 °C

After an early start and a quick stop-over in Bangkok for some raw food, we were off on our way to commence our adventure in Chiang Mai...Tara was clearly excited but perhaps overwhelmed by the weight of her backpack?!

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Another early morning and we were off for some ecotourism at The Elephant Farm north of Chiang Mai, where we underwent some rigorous Mahout (a professional elephant keeper) training, which involved throwing a lot of mud, playing in a river and generally having a lot of fun - was sad to leave our new friends behind.

We realised the secret to youthfulness in Thailand must be mud fights with elephants!DSC04318_JPG.jpg

And baths!!
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Being a Mahout is not that dissimilar from a rodeo cowboy...
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Nothing like a cold beer at the end of the day...Cheers!
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Posted by HT 06:23 Archived in Thailand Tagged ecotourism

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What the hell are you wearing??? Looks fun!

by mrsfurst

That's Tara's new travelling outfit...what do you think?! And she thanks you for the tip on shaving her armpits...she almost forgot...!

by HT

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