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A quick look at Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA | Thu, 28 May 2015 | By flyingpiglet | Views [613]

“Aryubown” – Sri Lankan greeting meaning ‘long life to you’. I spent a slightly hectic but very interesting five days in Sri Lanka in May. It was my first visit, and I only got a quick feel for what the country is like, ... Read more >

Tags: buddha, buddhist, elephant, sri lanka, temple

Sabah Safari

MALAYSIA | Fri, 13 Mar 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [588] | Comments [1]

I am now the proud owner of a pair of emerald green “leech socks.” I’ll get back to those in a bit.    First, a little geography. Borneo is the world’s third largest island. Extra credit if you can name the ... Read more >

Tags: borneo, danum valley, elephant, jungle, leech, malaysia, monkey, orangutan, pygmy, sabah


INDONESIA | Tue, 5 Aug 2014 | By adventurers | Views [696]

Trekking uphill is tough but I always think going downhill is harder.  After slipping & sliding a bit & getting rather muddy somewhere deep in the jungle, we saw elephant footprints in the mud, partly filled with rainwater.  That’... Read more >

Tags: camp, elephant, fire, jungle, trekking

White Elephant

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 1 Dec 2013 | By kresnawati | Views [306]

I had not fully appreciated the implications of the expression: 'white elephant', until my first trip to Myanmar (Burma), October 2013. White elephants have traditionally been revered in Myanmar. It is believed just before the birth of the Buddha, ... Read more >

Tags: burma, elephant, myanmar

Photos: Sumatra

INDONESIA | Thu, 14 Nov 2013 | By brusca | Flickr Photo Gallery

Been on the road in Sumatra for more than 18 months. What a ride and here are some of the stories I have had the pleasure of telling.
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Tags: charities, conservation, elephant, elephants, indonesia, sumatra, travel, travel photography

Oops!! Been a while...

THAILAND | Wed, 31 Jul 2013 | By rutha90 | Views [602]

It's been a while since I have written on this thing!!  But really not a huge amount to talk about.  One Sunday a few weeks ago we travelled in the back of a pickup truck to Surin Elephant Study Centre, where we volunteered for the day ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, elephant, homesick, monsoon

My new home, Thai style

THAILAND | Tue, 7 May 2013 | By rutha90 | Views [604] | Comments [1]

So that's my week in Bangkok over already! I'm now here in Surin where I will be teaching English to three year olds in a local school.  A few things from last week: Went to a market and ate a grasshopper!! Went in a racing tuktuk visited ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, elephant, grasshopper, surin, tefl, temples, tuktuk

You've got teeth like a tiger

THAILAND | Wed, 20 Mar 2013 | By dunkyandbambini | Views [494]

And so here we are; ready to embark on country number two after 6 weeks loving life in asia! We spent our last full week in Chiang Mai which is kind of like Bangkok but smaller and ever so slightly more chilled out. It began relatively mildly and it ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, drunkkkk, elephant, trekking


NAMIBIA | Sat, 9 Feb 2013 | By away2travel | Views [1050]

Etosha Posted on   February 14, 2013 by   James Sunday We pulled into our camp in  Etosha National Park  at about lunch time on Sunday, Feb. 10. Our campsite was positioned near the middle of the park ... Read more >

Tags: budget travel, dessert, elephant, etosha, namibia, overland trip, travel, travel

Photos: Amboseli National Park

KENYA | Sat, 15 Dec 2012 | By wanderermusings | Photo Gallery

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Tags: africa, amboseli, elephant, gazelle, kenya, mt.kilimanjaro, national park, wildebeest, zebra

Photos: Luang Prabang, Laos

LAOS | Tue, 27 Nov 2012 | By sglass | Photo Gallery

Our first stop in Laos is also one of the highlights of our trip!
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Tags: ecotrail, elephant, hill tribe, laos, luang prabang, temple, waterfall

Our 2nd Elephant Trek

INDONESIA | Sat, 24 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [1494] | Comments [3]

Yesterday we did our 2nd elephant trek. Our mahoot pointed to the ground where there had been a tiger's footprint in the mud 'several days ago'. (Dave is now on a computer beside me looking up tigers attacking elephants on utube hmmm...) This print is ... Read more >

Tags: elephant, elephant trek, elephants, horsefly, indonesia, mahoot, sumatra, tangkahan

Dave's 39th Birthday

INDONESIA | Fri, 23 Jul 2010 | By adventurers | Views [973] | Comments [9]

Dave had the best birthday ever.  He may not be able to top it.  (What the hell am I going to do for his 40th?  Suggestions most welcome!) I have to be quick so here goes... Dave had 5 birthday songs altogether - in English, Indonesian & Dutch! ... Read more >

Tags: augustine, birthday, dave, elephant, elephant trek, elephants, indonesia, sumatra, tangkahan, trek

Mahout voor een dag

NETHERLANDS | Fri, 11 Dec 2009 | By supercozi | Views [1245] | Comments [2]

Gisteren was ik de hele dag mahout (eigenaar/bestuurder) van mijn 16-jarige olifant Mea Noi. Het werd een dag van leren vertrouwen op een enorm dier.  Karen tribe Deze cursus is iets anders dan wat de meeste toeristen in Thailand van olifanten zien.... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, elephant, mahout, olifant, patara, thailand

Dies 8-9-10: Disfrutant de la selva... trekking cap a poblats karen

THAILAND | Sun, 2 Aug 2009 | By dayangchi | Views [749]

Al arribar a Chiang Mai em vaig unir a un grup que eixia a l'endema tres dies per la selva, ja que una amiga de Valencia, Laura, venia en eixe grup. Aixi que a les 8 i mitja del mati eixiem en 4x4 un grup amb nosaltres, 3 catalans, una dona de Tenerife ... Read more >

Tags: bambu, dayangchi, elefante, elephant, karen, rafting, selva, tailandia, thailand, trekking

March - Buon Don Elephant Races, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wed, 11 Feb 2009 | By worldfestivals | Views [7915] | Comments [1]

Location: Don Village, Buon Don District, Dak Lak Province. There are daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City that fly to Buon Ma Thuot, where you can arrange a ride to Buon Don. Dates: normally in the third lunar month (March) Level of Participation:... Read more >

Tags: elephant, elephant races, march, races, sports event, traditional festival, vietnam

For The Love Of Elephants

THAILAND | Wed, 10 Dec 2008 | By jsherdc | Views [2003] | Video

The Elephant has long been the symbol of Thailand. A majestic animal. It roamed the jungles, lived near streams and was occasionally put to work in the service of kings. It even was used as a religious symbol at temples. While some roamed free, ... Read more >

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unasked answered

INDIA | Mon, 18 Dec 2006 | By solbeam | Views [2454]

This week, on the streets of Pondicherry, I was blessed by an elephant. And she raised her trunk to deliver, upon my forehead, a sacred thump, a story that I always felt compelled to compose, but never found the time to type, came back to ... Read more >

Tags: animals, elephant


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