We're back from a day at the elephant camp, dropped off at the Secret Garden by our guide, Lulu. It was a great day and we're now happy but completely exhausted after first learning how to ride an elephant, and then riding one up and down a steep trail for an hour. We rode in pairs and detailed information will follow on the relative advantages and disadvantages of riding up front on the elephant's neck, or farther back. We were pleased with our elephant, Man Noy ("Little Mother") but it's not the easiest way to get from Point A to Point B.
Stay tuned for photos and possibly a video in the days ahead but now it's time for a shower and a gin and tonic as we start our final evening in Chiang Mai.