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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).

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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 powerful presence.

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I spent most of my  time swimming with Lam Duan, the blind elephant. She kept blowing water in my face.

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(the little dot in the water is my head)