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May 9, 2008

Elephant Ride

-17 °C

What an amazing past few days!! We road on ELEPHANTS!!! It was so cool, although Erin was a bit scared at first Lauren and Sherri were lovin it!! We didn't want to get off!! We did learn that it is sad to say but most Thai elephants are out of work and the quality of their life is low. (1) Many elephants roam the street in Thailand cities with their mahouts selling lucky charms and rides while begging for food. (2) The elephants were formerly employed in the forest logging industry used to haul heavy logs out of the forest. Well enough about that, we did enjoy ourself and donated some money to the locals while we were at it. We talked to a few other travelers that suggested that we check out Phi phi island and Ko Samuai, so we ll see if we have time to hit those places up!!

The website where we found our info on the elephant tour was: www.chiangmai-guideline.com check it out it has a lot of info on everything!!

Posted by Team Thai 13:10

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