Erawan Falls

On Wednesday, 2 of the volunteers and I were given a day off (after many hours of begging), so we decided to check out the famous Erawan Falls. Only 2 hours away by bus. Erawan is a national park with its main attraction being a 7 tiered waterfall that hundreds of tourists flock to see every … Read more

Feeding Hungry Elephants // Thailand Volunteer Diaries

Elephants eat 10% of their body weight each day, which means they spend most of their time eating. As a volunteer, our days pretty much revolve around feeding the elephants and it’s pretty much a full time job.  BANANA TREES Every day, we drive to one of the local farms and load 1000’s of pounds … Read more

Loi Krathong

During the full moon of the 12th month on the Thai lunar calendar, Thailand celebrates Loi Krathong. The local people make boats and send them down the river releasing any negativity and making a wish for the new year. Yesterday we had the special opportunity to participate in the celebrations and the experience has been … Read more

The Food Shop

Elephants eat 10% of their body weight each day, which means they spend most of their time eating. Twice a day, we weigh out fruits and vegetables and divide them among 10 baskets, one for each elephant. We usually aim for 16-18 kilos (35-40pounds) per basket. The elephants are all at different stages of life, … Read more

Swimming with Elephants

On my second day at Elephant’s World I had the special opportunity to swim with several of the elephants in the river- no tourists, just the mahouts (elephant caretakers). Standing face to face with these giant, gentle creatures in the water was one of the most beautiful moments of my life. Elephants have such a … Read more

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