Aussie Aussie Aussie…

I’ve written more about my time at the elephant sanctuary for the Oakville Beaver, check that blog out here. So, after a nightmare journey that involved way too many crying babies, I’m in Australia! Cairns to be exact. It’s hot, sunny and very pretty here. I even dived the Great Barrier Reef today! That was … Continue reading

Little Post, Big Animal

I’ve just wrapped up my week volunteering at an elephant sanctuary near Chiang Mai, and I was very sad to leave. It was a great time, and I saw and experienced more than I could’ve imagined. I fed, bathed, and learned a great deal about the big guys, and  my admiration for the creatures has … Continue reading

The elephant lady has arrived

I just got back from a shopping expedition at the huge Sunday night market here in Chiang Mai, and at this point it’s clear that my future apartment will be filled with elephants. Here’s my elephant-related haul so far: -1 bracelet with an elephant on it -4 elephant statues -2 elephant bookmarks -1 elephant-print box … Continue reading

Holla, city of squalor!

Well, after an extremely long bus/boat trip, I’m back in Bangkok. It feels like coming home in a lot of ways. For one, I absolutely love the hostel we’re staying at. We stayed here during our week in Bangkok before and now we’re back. It’s called NapPark and it’s two streets away from the famous … Continue reading

Thai islands: diving and just plain dives.

Ah! It’s been so long! I have an excuse, I promise. The thing is, I was on the island of Koh Tao getting my PADI Open Water diving certification (woo!) for the last week and there was no internet. I had withdrawals. But! Now I’m on the slightly bigger island of Koh Phanghan and I … Continue reading