ELEPHANT RIDES!!!

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feeding elephants

Holy crap we booked our 11:00 elephant rides yesterday. I was SO excited, we got picked up by the company and taken for a drive to the elephant riding place. We were the last ones to be picked up, on our truck was a young guy from Paris and a couple from Malaysia. The drive wasn't very long and we got there at 11. I saw the elephants and like freaked out haha. They are such funny animals! So cute. We took some photos and then it was time to get on the elephant via the elephant riding apparatus. It was a funny thing to try and get on, its hard to explain. But it was sweet. We got to sit on these chairs strapped to the elephants. It was sweet, and we had elephant drivers. The Malaysian couple and me switched cameras so we could take photos of eachother, which was a great idea.

love this photo!
I got a ton of great photos, and I kinda went crazy with their camera too lol. It was great though, and our elephant driver was hilarious! So funny. It was one of the coolest things I've ever done. The drivers would take our cameras and take photos of us, which was really nice. We got to ride the elephants on the street, like cars! Coool. Halfway through the driver gave me the chance to actually sit on the elephant, I was riding the elephant bareback! SO coool. It was amazing!! Words can't even describe it. Our ride was an hour, which was pretty good. We got photos of us on the elephant that we ordered earlier when we were done, then Angela and I split a tray of bananas to feed the elephants. I got some great photos, and then the truck drove us back to our hotel. Gah soo good.
us with lady boys

After the elephant ride we went to Patong beach to tan and swim and whatnot. We didn't stay that long, it was a bit cloudy. We went back to our hotel to chill out, get ready for a night out. We had some dinner at a cute restaurant, where I ordered my ham and cheese sandwich! Yum. After dinner we walked over to the Patong bar area and sat at some bar and stared at some people, it was fun times. If you've ever been here you know that you can't just sit. You are pestered by soo many people its unbelievable, trying to sell us anything and everything. This lady came up and offered us flowers and we were like no no we don't want flowers. Then she informed us that these 3 guys sitting down the row bought them for us lol. Very clever. We chatted to them for a while and they told us they were going to some party that cost 900 baht, we were like uuh screw that, thats almost 30 bucks, but they bought tickets for us! Sweet as, and there was free alcohol there. We went to some Rock City bar with this cute little Thai band playing, they were actually really good! It was sweet. Good night.

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feeding elephants
feeding elephants
love this photo!
love this photo!
us with lady boys
us with lady boys
woo elephants
woo elephants
angela and our flowers
angela and our flowers
elephants!
elephants!
we rode them on the street, like c…
we rode them on the street, like …
great view
great view
bareback elephant riding
bareback elephant riding
our malaysian friends on the drive…
our malaysian friends on the driv…
patong beach
patong beach
mm food
mm food
clean ice AND clean toilets? sold
clean ice AND clean toilets? sold
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