DAMNOEN SADUAK Elephant Village

You pay 600 baht for a half hour ride through a coconut farm and man-made canals and another 100 baht for a basket of bananas to feed your elephant. Quite steep, methinks.    


It was a little scary at first getting seated on the crates strapped on the elephant’s back and looked perilous seeing the narrow paths between canals and muddy plots. And just as we were adjusting our butts on the seats, our basket of bananas was snatched away and fed to the elephant!



When we got to that area where the elephant had to wade walk through a canal, I lifted my legs as if the murky waters would touch my toes. Our mahout mimicked me saying or squealing “Oh, my God”! Funny man.




But all’s well despite the heat, humidity, narrow elephant trails, unstable seats and steep ride rates. Both kids and adults had fun — after all, you don’t get to ride on the back of an elephant everyday. 

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Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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