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Monthly Archives: September 2017

The so called elephant walk is far the best ‘job’ here ๐Ÿ˜ you get a walk with the guides through the park while they tell you the stories about the elephants – what happened to them, how old they are, etc. They do have around 74 elephants in the park. Out of them around 50 are physically injured and/or mentally disturbed and are recovering from their badly treatment. Mainly they got rescued… Read More

Enrichment is called a job which is a lot of fun! It means, to arrange food in the shelter of the baby elephants so that they get into it easier in the evening. In detail: putting corn, arrange melons and bananas all over the place and put a bit of salt for their health. In fact: make it nice looking and attractive for the youngsters ๐Ÿ˜

One of our optional evening activities was Thai culture and language which was very interesting.  They thought us the most important cultural behavior – dos and don’ts – as well as some backgrounds about their way of living. Another part was some little frases in Thai as well as singing a little elephant song ๐Ÿ˜ I assume we were not as good as expected in singing since they kept laughing ๐Ÿ˜ >… Read More

Today’s morning job was planting grass.  After a short walk outside the park, we reached our spot where we supposed to fulfill the job. After getting prepared we started digging the soil according instructions given ๐Ÿ˜ Since it was raining a bit in the morning, it was really incredible humid and the warmth On top made us sweating immediately ๐Ÿ˜… Though the job was quite hard, we had a lot of fun… Read More

Besides fulfilling our morning and afternoon jobs, we also have time to enjoy ourselves or attend activities. Todays afternoon activity was bathing the elephants ๐Ÿ˜  Since some of the elephants are handicapped (blind, disfigured legs etc.) you have to be careful and always follow the guides instructions. But bathing the elephants is a lot of fun for both parties. We enjoy spending time with them and getting wet – the elephants get… Read More

Early in the morning I started my journey to the Elephant Nature Park. We were brought out there in small vans. The park is located around 60km outside Chiang Mai.    Arrived on site, we got instructions how to behave around the elephants and a lot of more inputs about the project and the area. We also got shown around the area where we will work the next couple of days …… Read More

So, now it happened the 3rd time today > this is really worth a post … What do you expect when ordering a Thai Icetea, Cafe Americano or a blended Cappuccino? I in fact a normal size cafe as I know it from back home (and in a lot of other places too). Chiang Mai’s drinks beets them all … ๐Ÿ˜ And they were all fantastic in taste (and size) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

To get to my next part of my journey I took a 12h night ride by train to Chiang Mai. A really cool experience. And have to say quite comfortable… ๐Ÿ˜  I left Bangkok at 6pm from the Hua Lamphong Railway Station. As waiting on the train to leave I witnessed a photo shoot of a wedding- quite surprising for me โ˜บ๏ธ   I can not say that this is a very… Read More

Even though my stay in Bankok is very short – only 1 day in fact – I made it up to the night market with Lu. Luckily it was not raining โ˜”๏ธ  After tasting the Durian fruit and taking a cold beer, we had some nice, fresh made food. A chilling evening at the noisy night market was a nice experience ๐Ÿ˜

On Hong Kong Island is one of the most famous horse racing venues of the world – called Happy Valley.ย Races usually are held from September – July on Wednesday evenings. I took the chance to go with a tour – organized by the hostel I staid – to see the spectacular weekly event live on site. I also tried out my luck and placed a bet – I thought I take the… Read More