Life in a Karen Village

I always wondered, how different can it really be? We’re all human after all, with the same wants and needs. Adjusting to life in Huay Pakoot hasn’t been nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I expected a couple of “what have I done?!” moments but I haven’t had one yet (other than …

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Chains

When I first arrived in Huay Pakoot and was given an introduction to the elephants they have here, one of the first things I was told was that the elephants are chained. This came as a shock and my first thoughts were whether I had come to a place where they treat the elephants in …

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My First Hike

I’ve learnt a new meaning to the phrase “being thrown in at the deep end.” Hikes leave at 7:30, so you have to get up early every day in order to go. Breakfast is brought to base and usually (always) consists of rice. After eating and filling up my water bottles we set off on my …

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Flights, Camera, Action!

This blog is a little different (and shorter) from the ones I've been writing recently, mainly due to the fact that today was the day I bought my plane tickets for my trip to Thailand in September! I will be leaving on Friday 16th September and arriving in Chiang Mai on the 17th. It has …

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Elephant Conservation in Thailand

In September 2016 I will be heading out on my first big adventure. I'm off to Thailand for 6 months, working as an intern with a charity called Global Vision International. GVI have been working hard to rescue the amazing Asian Elephants from the streets and circus performing in order to rehabilitate them into their …

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