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Thursday, 25 March 2010

The Elephant and I in Cambodia

Thank you to everyone for their comments whilst I was away. I had an amazing time and will post a few pictures from my trip. I have started a blog (Malaysia And Cambodia) about my experience, which I'll be adding to and with photos.

Heidi, Heidi, Ho,
The great big elephant is so slow,
She swings her trunk from side to side
As she takes the children for a ride.
Heidi, Heidi, Ho,
The elephant is so slow!

Coming down Phnom Bakheng
After trudging up the hill to see a glorious sunset at Phnom Bakheng, I rode an elephant down.
Now, a 1200 - 1400 pound (that's 545 - 635 kg) elephant plodding along a flat path is one thing, but a 1400 pounder going down a very steep hill/mountain is an experience to remember! With every heavy step thumping down, I was at a forward angle and each time we moved I found me rear end slid forwards - almost off the seat. With arms out-stretched, I held onto the wooden sides. It felt like my arms were coming out of their sockets some of the time - but Oh! It was a wonderful experience, and yes, I'd do it all over again given the chance.

My elephant is a female aged 42 years and her name is Teo.

Today's Quote: Let a person walk alone with few wishes, committing no wrong, like an elephant in the forest - Buddha.


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Thank you to Inverness Daily Photo who has awarded me the Sunshine Award.

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Put the logo on your blog or within your post
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
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Many wonderful people have helped me with their positive comments and I'd like to share this award with

J Bar from Sydney - City and Suburbs
Cezar and Léia from Bonjour Luxembourg
Brattcat from Battleboro
Arabesque from Mabuhay-Manila
Davine Pitcher from 53 Buddha's and Me
Soni from Mil Palabras Menos
Chef Kar from Adventures of One Sober Woman
Three Rivers Daily Photo
Jacob from Paree - Photos of the City of Light
Louis from San Francisco Bay Daily Photo
Nefertiti from Un peu d'humour, ca enjolive la vie...
Rob and Mandy from Daily Photo Barcelona

8 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I look forward to seeing more of your photos from your trip, as Julie and I plan to go to Southeast Asia in the next few years.

Coincidentally, on our www.VivalaVoyage.com travel photo site we are this week showing photos of Uluru from our trip to Australia.

Nefertiti said...

merci bcp pour ce prix,je vais essayee de le faire rapidement ;O)

Evelyn Howard said...

WOW, those are really really nice pics.

brattcat said...

What an amazing experience this must have been. I do hope you'll post a few more images from your trip. You were wonderful about keeping us in images during your absence. The time you took preparing all those posts in advance is most appreciated. Also appreciated is the Sunshine Award but I don't have the knack of moving the logo from your blog to mine so I'm going to regretfully decline and bask in the sunshine of your kindness instead.

Rob and Mandy said...

Have a safe trip, can't wait to see the photos!
And thank you very very very much for the award, really appreciate it! Will try to pass it on asap.

diane said...

That sounds like exhausting fun. Looking forward to more photos.

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod, what a huge elephant!
Wonderful pictures, very impressive! Brave girl! :)
Congratulations for your awards and thanks so much for giving it for us, you are really nice!
Have a blessed Easter!
hugs
Léia

Catarina said...

Ehiiiiiiiii...me gusta ese espiritu aventurero tuyo...tus viajes son fantasticos y tu tienes mucho craje...un abrazo y magnifica la fotografia...:)

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.