Thailand dating trip report
I did a lot of research before deciding on which sanctuary to visit, which was important as most elephant sanctuaries in Thailand are places where these wonderful animals are regularly beaten or made to do stupid unnatural things purely for the entertainment of tourists.
At Ran-tong Save and Rescue Centre they purchase elephants that have been abused, either used as work animals or exploited for entertainment, and give them a better home where they are loved and treated kindly and with respect.
When we got to some open area he decided he wanted to race against another elephant and started running, while I was on his back. We spent the day trekking around the countryside with Superman and his mahout controlling him by shouting commands.
The mahouts have a special bond with their elephants and are the only ones that the elephants will accept instructions from.
After a great sleep in the incredibly comfy bed at Dusit D2 we woke up bright and early to travel into the countryside where we spent the day at an elephant sanctuary.
For dinner we found a popular local restaurant where we sampled the Chiang Mai speciality known as Khao Soi.
Khao Soi is deep-fried crispy egg noodles in a curry-like broth.
With the sun beating down in the afternoon we took the elephants to a small lake to bathe and cool down.
We then had many further stops for the elephants to rest and us to feed them. Adult elephant can eat over 100 kg of food per day.