Following a tiresome 30 hour trip to Chiangmai, consisting of two flights and a ten hour VIP bus journey, the team arrived at the Whitehouse hostel in Chiangmai. Two days in Chiangmai, comprising of visiting various Buddhist temples, a waterfall and the popular Sunday market in Chiangmai, has allowed the team to acclimatise to the Thai culture.
On Sunday, the team travelled to the Elephant Nature Park filled with adventure and enthusiasm. The serene and scenic landscape filled with roaming elephants is a breath-taking sight. Over the last two days, the team have undertaken multiple tasks from walking and bathing the elephants, planting grass and preparing food for the Elephants. We have further demonstrated our commitment towards the project by cleaning the Elephant enclosures, highlighting the less glamorous side of volunteering.
The team has fully immersed themselves within the culture and workload, setting an amiable yet fatigued group atmosphere.