New Year, New Country, New Stories
January 9, 2011
Now where were we?
Sorry about the long hiatus, everyone. We are back in action here in the States and ready for a New Year with new travels, new adventures, and of course new photos. I was fortunate enough to avoid the Christmas blizzard this year, in exchange for a full Christmas day of playing with elephants at the Elephant Nature Park (http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/), a shelter for abused elephants. This particular conservation project stands in contrast to the many other tourist driven elephant attractions throughout Thailand, as it is non-profit, using proceeds only to continue to buy and care for as many elephants-in-need as possible. Here you can see a bit about elephant “crushing,” the practice of making elephants submissive for the purpose of working for humans – (Warning: disturbing material) Click Here
It was so incredible to have the chance to actually interact with these, intelligent, beautiful, friendly creatures!
Here’s a few photos of our big friends, and stay tuned. There’s much more to come from the Land of Smiles! 🙂