Stories from Thailand: My Favourite Day in Chiang Mai

                            Tuesday 2nd February 2016 

Visting Elephants in Chiang Mai

I woke up at 6am for a day at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. At this point we were staying in Chiang Mai, in an amazing little hostel called Chiang Mai Gate Capsule Hostel. 

We were hustled onto a drafty tuktuk/truck at about half 6, and it was freezing. We were there with two girls from Israel who were travelling as their compulsory army posts had finished. One man, who was from Canada, was there doing experience in the Chiang Mai hospital in the trauma unit. He said the majority of causalities were from road traffic accidents which was not hard to believe, the road system had no system. One guy, who was amazing at photography was also there, and a few others. We traveled along a motor way for about half an hour, and then a steep pot-holed (is an understatement) dirt track for twenty minutes until we arrived at our destination in the mountains south of Chiang Mai. 

Here we glimpsed our first view of the elephants. My first impression was how happy and alive they looked. They looked so mischievous. They did not look like captors. They were such a charismatic and charming group.

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