we traveled north for a few days
to get out of the city
to see a dear, dear friend
and to walk with elephants
i looked up at the night sky,
the same night sky
that is usually invisible
to our eyes —
what with the urban lights
and lack of time to pause,
i looked up at the unending expanse,
with its innumerable exploding stars
and gigantic galaxies,
i felt the earth spinning
and i felt dizzy
walking with these elephants,
these intelligent beasts
with their faultless presence
i also felt dizzy
and i will tell you:
it was exhilarating
additional information for Chiang Mai, Thailand and Elephant Park
accomodations: private townhouse
dining: the Riverside, we dined here twice
day trip: sukantara, an eco-boutique resort
shopping: night bazaar
elephant nature park: 2 day, overnight visit
*note: pic of me with my hand in the elephant’s mouth courtesy of dw. he really does capture me at my most random….
we’ll go back to regular food + dream stuff soon …
14 thoughts on “travel | chiang mai, thailand & elephant nature park 2014”
Lovely pictures and thoughts. What we remember most of nights in India, lying on our charpais on the veranda in the heat of summer, was the billions of stars we had never seen before. So glad you had that experience.
thank you, it really was magical.
what an amazing experience..
it really really really was, one of the highlights of my LIFE.
Baby elephant! Squeeeee! Looks like you had the time of your life.
chi wc, i did. it was just so wonderful.
Looks like you had a glorious time Lan, beautiful pics and words. Thanks for sharing!
Fabulous photos! Elephants are mystical, I’m sure they can see straight into our deepest inner galaxies. Love your hat. 🙂
OH. MY! Those are gorgeous creatures. I love these photos.