Monday, August 31, 2009
Returned from Thailand via the red eye flight and brought back a head cold and sore throat, yikes. Before returning to Bangkok had a couple of days north of Chiang Rai at the Anantara Resort. This is also an elephant sanctuary and elephants are 'saved' from being street kids in Bangkok where they live the undignified life of a street performer. They move to Anantara with their mahouts and their families to learn to live a useful and happy life - playing polo. It cost a great deal of money to keep the beasts in food despite them living on the land, so I'll put the name of the charity up next when I download a few of the pics. Yay Thailand and the beasts of burden! I also saw an elephant painting a picture! True. AND met a man who reckons he has the best job in the world: he is 'director of elephants' at Anantara resort.