General and Travels16 Feb 2008 07:34 am

Our last full day in Phuket was spent running errands, but ended with a nice walk on the beach and a great seafood heavy dinner at our favorite restaurant, “BaanNaNa” (smart name, huh? It translates to “house of nana”)

My mom had told Mike and I the day before of how a baby elephant had accosted her on the beach, wrapping it’s trunk around her upper arm, seemingly after her Starbucks coffee. She had taken us on a walk to show us it was indeed not a tall tale.

Things weren’t looking good for a while, but then, a few metres away, a group of people had formed, camera flashes going off, children running down the beach towards the gathering. They were surrounding a tiny 6 month old elephant who was about 190 kilos. He was a darling and probably the smallest elephant I’ve ever seen.
He was pretty solid and surprisingly bristley. We left when his ‘handler’ started to make him play a harmonica for oranges.Our trip to the jungle was pretty amazing, save for the constant threat of monkey break-ins. No time to update tonight as we’re going on a four day diving trip, but I’ll try to get something up soon. Here’s a teaser photo. It’s hard to tell who is more curious about who.

3 Responses to “Sunset Walk”

  1. on 16 Feb 2008 at 10:09 am Design Monkey

    Seriously, awesome. Monkey break-ins may or may not be the culmination of my plan for world domination.

  2. on 20 Feb 2008 at 10:51 am Amy

    OMG. That elephant is effeing cute. Can’t wait to see you! You’re home soon, right? I’m also looking forward to hearing what Mike has to say about his trip to the monastery! I’m glad he hasn’t been converted. ;o)

  3. on 20 Feb 2008 at 10:51 am Amy

    P.S. 4 + 1?? Give me something hard, spam protection! :o)