I checked “riding on an elephant” off my bucket list on my Thailand trip, but didn’t realize it’s not always the most socially responsible thing to do.


Riding on an #elephant train. #enoughsaid #travel #Thailand #Bangkok

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The small backlash at the Tiger Temple was slightly mitigated by my excitement to complete the next “must-do” in Bangkok – riding on an elephant! I held on for dear life as we crossed a small river. The elephant in front of me peed like a waterfall. The last thing I want is to fall over and be drenched it in.

The elephant behind me was quite mischievous – tapping me with its trunk and blowing air at me as we made our way down the bushy path. Good thing it didn’t have bad breath. I was too enveloped in the experience to even notice the heat and humidity.

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