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Friday, April 19, 2013

Peanuts


As promised! It's elephant land time although a million days late. I'm sorry I've been MIA lately, uni has been crazy and overloading is no picnic. But slow and steady wins the race right? Hello, baby elephant and mama elephant. Did you know, elephants don't like peanuts? We visited the elephants at the Bondla wildlife sanctuary coming away with many stories to tell.

As you may know, Hindi is the national language of India, with Marathi state language of Maharashtra and Konkani local language of Goa. After we boarded the elephant the guy on the ground and the one steering the baby elephant were talking to my sister in Marathi telling her to move different ways in order to be balanced. Who knew what they were on about! Not me for sure. I guess it was one of those you had to be there moments.

Elephants are my favourite animals and I loved the ride and the whole experience. I definitely recommend taking a ride on an elephant at least once in your life. I can't wait to see Elephants plodding along in the wild in Africa. That's an adventure for next year though! Hope you all have a lovely weekend, Love B xx

10 comments:

  1. i remember feeding peanuts to an elephant once on our visit to Puri..and it sort of sucked in my hands and got shit scared that it was going to eat my hands..i was a kid then in my defense.

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    1. aww that's so cute! i bet it would've been scary as a little kid as you wouldn't know what to expect haha! xx

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  2. Most elephants who are trained to be ridden by people go through a lot of cruel practices...

    http://journals.worldnomads.com/responsible-travel/story/81053/Thailand/Why-Elephant-Riding-Should-Be-Removed-from-Your-Bucket-List

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    1. i didn't know that. sorry! x

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    2. In India they use a specialised martial arts to control the elephant using light touches, which is supposed to be completely benign and far better for the elephant than the normal practices around the world.

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    3. aww that sounds far better than how they treat thailand elephants! thank you for your interesting information! xx

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  3. 'talking to my sister in Marathi'. negro please, he was shouting at me. hmph.

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    1. what a funny adventure all the same! xx

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