Through my eyes: Elephant trekking in Chalong, Phuket

Happy hump day everyone! We were in Italy yesterday; today we’re crossing the globe and heading to Thailand 🙂 I’ve made it to this beautiful country three times now, and would gladly go back again tomorrow, especially to hang out with these guys again…

It is truly incredible just how quietly and softly these enormous, gentle giants tread. I don’t know what I was expecting, and it’s not that I noticed any noise, but it was the silence and quiet that really hit me. I’m traipsing through the mountains of the Chalong region in Phuket, Thailand, and I can barely hear a sound…

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The only real noise was the mahout occasionally leaning down and whispering in a sing-song voice into his elephant’s ear, which seemed to get the desired response each time; each time he pulled himself upright, he was smiling serenely to himself, and the elephant continued to dance along with surprising grace.

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