Thursday, 13 August 2015

Elephant Day

Today is Elephant Day, so I'm coming back 
to one of the greatest days of my life.

Day I spent in Elephant Nature Park.


Sanctuary and rescue centre, 
absolutely magical place owned by Lek Chailert, 
where these magnificent, majestic creatures, are being cured 
and taken care of

 ... so they could be happy and free...

Day I spend with Stunning, breathtaking animals...


And people who love them...

Sleep tight, Dream Big, Dream about Ellies! <3

Visit, if you want to learn more or help :)

Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai

Elephant riding is a popular tourist attraction in Thailand. 
 Unfortunately, most of the parks and companies,
 providing that kind of entertainment, 
 treat these gorgeous creatures obscenely inhumane.

So please, Research. 
Find an elephant rescue and protection community to visit 
if you want to interact with these wondrous giants. 

The greatest place to meet elephants in Thailand is ELEPHANT NATURE PARK

Created by a BEAUTIFUL woman Lek Chailert, 
who you can follow here
 Very kind, warm, modest but strong woman. 
Passionate about helping Ellies, who she became Mummy for.

The day we spent in ENP was THE BEST ever! 
 Our Guide was veeeery friendly and chatty.
We got a chance to learn A LOT about elephants in general 
and we heard the story of every single ellie, who lives in there.

How did he get there, what has happenned, how did people hurt him...

Your Guide will tell you to approach  from left side, 
beacause 'Lucky' is deaf on right ear or blind on right eye...

They will even tell you about particular ellie's personality, 
is he loud or quiet, calm or hiper active ;)

Why doesnt't he like taking bath in the river and if he likes bananas or watermelons better ;)

Can you see my bracelet? it's an ellie... got it as a talisman when I was goin to Africa, 
The Guide was laughing that an ellie was feeding an ellie ;)

 In ENP you will get a chance to learn a lot, to feed, bath and play with elephants, 
but most importantly, you will have a chance to admire them...

To fall in love with them.

Your whole day is gonna be a beautiful walk across the park and stories 
of once scared, broken, hurt, mistreated and tortured creatures...

Fortunately saved by Lek.
Loved and cured.
Beautiful and Happy.

Lek does not only help ellies, she also helps people.
She buys food from and employs locals.
They become ellie's best friends...
and sometimes artists ;)

Or THE best, caring, fun ellieSitter in Chiang Mai ;)

 I definitely want to be one!
If you want to know more or become a volunteer in ENP, 

Peace and Love!

Friday, 7 August 2015

Trekking vol. 2

Wakey Wakey! :)

Breakfast in the woods... classy isn't it? ;)

OK! Let's trek a bit ;)

 I must say, there is nothing as peaceful, as majestic 
and as beautiful as thai jungle at 6 am ...

... and the FUN, begins HERE!

We weren't allowed to take cameras with us, 
but we did ZIP LINING and RAFTING and it was AWESOME :D

Thn Johny got a bit serious...

Because... Building a Bamboo Raft is a serious business ;)

At the end of an absolutely great, full of adrenaline, 
laughter and joy day, we were... 

Playing with elephants in the river! Best EVER! I promise!
When an elephant sneezes at you, priceless :D
When an ellie hugs you, beautiful <3

Bathing elephants is a MUST DO while in Chiang Mai.


Here's a tip... In Europe, we've got road signs, in thai jungle, there are dogs.
Dogs mean 'civilization' is close ... or at least a village :p
Follow Dogs. Always.
They will guide you 'home' :)

Home is where your Heart is. I think, I've found it :)


 My new Family :)

Smiley, open, cheerful... and Hungry!

 Let's eat!

3 course meal in the Middle of Nowhere... Johny is Amazing!

 EntrĂ©e: Spicy chicken soup, with cucumber stuffed with garlic-herb mince 
Main course: Rice with spicy veg curry


Coconut-honey bananas on fire!

 Thank you Karma, for such delicious meal ;)

Oh! Do you remember my shower yesterday?

Well, today I was able to take a bath... a river... a bath in a river...
all in all... FREEZING COLD!

But definitely Unforgettable and really fun!

8 year old girl, from the village, joined me...
She was carrying a very proffessional looking basket,
with all different types of soapes, gels, conditioners and masks,
She even asked me to use her shampoo because,
 she said it was better than mine!

Me and my new family are sending very clean hugs and kisses from
somewhere in the middle of nowhere....