Today we had a fantastic day at one of the many elephant sanctuary’s here in Chiang Mai. A lot of the tours around here include only an hour or two with the elephants alongside trekking and bamboo rafting however we chose a tour that included a whole day with the elephants. On arrival we were introduced to the 3 elephants at the sanctuary - an older female 50 year old who doesn't like other elephants so stays in her own part of the field, and 2 other females ...
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Whoever designed the land border into Thailand did not get the job based on their project management skills... First they banned tourists from taking the 30 second boat across the river to Thailand which served the same purpose for hundreds of years. They then decided you must cross the border 7km downstream across the ‘friendship’ bridge whilst trying to avoid scams, the elements and hungry tigers (probably). It seems every traveller has to go through the...