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Elephant Experience

September 29, 2015

DSCN1493I have been working with elephants in Thailand for the past month and it has been incredible. I sleep on the floor and wear the same clothes for 4 days straight, but I don’t care, and why would I? I literally live with elephants.

I spend my days washing the elephants down at the river, which they really enjoy and it’s amazing to watch them all splash about and dive under the water (which I didn’t expect such large animals to do). I also help the community with work like weeding and cutting down food for the elephants which isn’t quite as thrilling but it’s rewarding to see all my hard work.

I’m doing this project in a village called Tha Thum about an hours drive from Surin. There is no shops, no air con, and most of all no wifi! But I love it, it’s nice to have a break from it all and not find myself taking my phone everywhere. It’s 4 days a week where I’m totally disconnected from everyone and it feels great.


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  • Hannah September 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Wow, this is amazing. How wonderful of you to work within a community and look after these beautiful animals – I’d love to be out there too!

  • Brooke (LookBrooke) September 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, how AMAZING that sounds! You can see the pure joy on your face, I know this has to be a blast!

  • Emily Trinh September 30, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Ahh that seems so amazing!! How long does this program run for?

    Emily | Always Emily | Bloglovin’

    • alexgracejones September 30, 2015 at 9:45 am

      You can do it for a varied number of weeks, and I assume different company’s run it for different amounts of time too X

      • Char February 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm

        Which company did you do this with and how was it organised? 🙂

  • Jasmine October 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    These are amazing photos and it looks and sounds like you had an amazing experience! I’m so jealous!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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