The second day of our Hill Tribe Jungle Trek included an elephant ride. Of course, it was incredible to be riding the largest land animal in the world, but I likened it to being a child at a petting zoo riding the lazily sauntering ponies in a circle around and around again. It was (naturally) a very tame and safe experience and after dismounting, Marion and I agreed that we would have been just as happy with our elephant experience if we had just spent the time bathing them and feeding them without riding them. BUT, I wouldn’t have known that having not ridden them. I’m glad to have done it and that’ll be enough to last a lifetime I think. You will, however, find me at an elephant sanctuary sometime before I leave Thailand!