14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Joining the Herd
In my eyes, a sustainable travel project involves an activity or place where the environment is the first priority.
My life mate and I spent our 10 year anniversary at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
This is a true elephant sanctuary where abandoned and disabled elephants find refuge thanks to the heroine and powerhouse, Lek Chailert.
The elephants' stories are heartbreaking, but they now have a safe place to live
and animal lovers travel from all over the world to admire these gentle giants.
It is even possible to volunteer at this elephant sanctuary- volunteers spend a week feeding and caring for the elephants and the property and are fed three huge vegetarian meals a day. The people there are as well taken care of as the elephants. There is even a dog rescue on the property where no strays are turned away.
© Roxann Murray.
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||Oct. 13, 2016, 10:37 p.m.
||Canon EOS 60D