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Thailand <3

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend 10 glorious days in beautiful Thailand. It was exactly the break I needed – the perfect mixture of relaxation and exploration. The highlight for me was visiting the Elephant Nature Park – a spectacular sanctuary that takes in abused, abandoned or retired working elephants and gives them a life of love, leisure, protection and care. It was an emotional day to hear about some of the horror stories but also made it so much more incredible to know what peaceful creatures they are despite what they’ve been through. I sponsor an elephant at the park, the gracious Tong Jaan, and it was lovely to see her so loved and worshipped in such a happy, green and open place to call home. It was an incredible privilege to be able to get up close to these graceful giants, in an environment that provides the opportunity to intimately enjoy and observe these beautiful animals that is safe for both elephant and human. I highly recommend a visit to the ENP to all who love, respect and are fascinated by animals.

To the photos!

Kata Beach:

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Phi Phi Islands:

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Monkey Island:

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Phi Phi lookout:

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Viking Cave:

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Chiang Mai:

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Wat Chedi Luang:

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Elephant Nature Park:

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4 Comments

  1. This Beautiful Life says

    So amazing! One of the top places I’d love to visit! Did you stay in a hostel while you were there?

    • helloyounglionsxo says

      Hi! Thank you so much :) hostels aren’t quite as common in South East Asia because good quality 3-4 star hotels are so cheap! In a place like Thailand I usually splurge a little and stay in proper hotels – usually they’re worth it for the air conditioning at night alone!

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