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Elephant Tourism in Thailand: Why we chose to visit a sanctuary?

Christmas Eve was a little different this year, as we spent it at an elephant rehabilitation and rescue sanctuary in Northern Thailand near Chiang Mai.    We decided this would be a Christmas we wouldn’t forget by contributing to the Save Elephant Foundation, a Thai non profit dedicated to providing care and assistance to the… Continue reading Elephant Tourism in Thailand: Why we chose to visit a sanctuary?

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Cold Showers and No Electricity in Nepal: ‘Tis the Season to be Grateful and Compassionate

It’s been about 3 days of freedom from the monastery routine and regime, and life as it used to be seems to be creeping in. Sure, I still find myself waking up around 5am to the cold and bells from nearby monasteries, but things are changing (naturally). Of course, I’ve tried to make sure some… Continue reading Cold Showers and No Electricity in Nepal: ‘Tis the Season to be Grateful and Compassionate