Showing posts with label Elephants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elephants. Show all posts

Riding Elephants, Tourist for a Day ...

Sometimes it does a soul good to huddle with the unwashed masses.  Jar loose from the routines that envelope our existence.  Inertia and complacency, are recalcitrant at best, and can be hard to overcome.  There is a tendency to think that adventure only lies in far off places.  We forget that smaller adventures often lie beyond the bend, around the corner, just out of sight. 

With the business of the New Year now behind us, we have been looking to indulge our own need for adventure.  To that end we are considering a visit to Pai or Mae Hong Son.  Yesterday, however, my wife decided that we should go ride an elephant.  One of those things that every tourist does but longtime residents and locals often neglect to indulge in.  We quite enjoyed our elephant ride and it was interesting to observe the tourists and visit with our mahout.  Taking pictures from the undulating back of an elephant was a new experience for me.  A good time was had by all and I recommend getting on the back of an elephant if you have a chance. 

We also took Cookie to a nearby waterfall but those pictures must wait for another day.  Todays topic is riding elephants so with no further adieu...