It’s due to elephants.
I’m extremely enthusiastic about my journey but when it wasn’t for elephants, I wouldn’t be going.
I actually wouldn’t.
And subsequent? Effectively, seeing no speedy cause to desert my student-y methods and get a correct job, I’ve determined to take a spot yr… or fairly a spot month and a half.
And for that, I’m, as Kim Wilde would have it, flying to Cambodia.
I’m volunteering for 3 weeks at an elephant mission within the mountainous jungle of jap Cambodia. It’ll be wonderful to be residing in actual jungle fairly than …
…a make consider Gloucestershire model. I’m trying ahead to seeing tropical birds, tropical bugs, reptiles, vegetation and flowers virtually as a lot as I’m the elephants.
And after volunteering on the elephant sanctuary, I shall look about me, rub my chin, and perform a little solo journey earlier than assembly up with my brother to journey a bit extra.
I used to be planning on taking my laptop computer with a view to write and weblog… when not snuggling elephants, in fact. However that has confirmed too heavy to lug on my again by way of rain forest – together with six weeks value of different stuff. However I’m packing my digicam and, if doable while on the mission and on the hoof, I hope to share photos of what I see on Instagram. (When you don’t comply with me already on Insta, there’s a hyperlink to my account on this web page – or a fast search will discover me.)
And when you’re questioning about my entire elephant obsession factor. Effectively, all of us have obsessions and explicit loves, I suppose. Mine simply occurs to be elephants. At all times has been. Possibly it was kicked off by Dumbo, possibly it was Colonel Hathi, possibly… pfft, who is aware of what it was. A visit to a zoo’s elephant home as a toddler? No matter, however given the chance, how can I not seize the possibility to work amongst, contact, scent and look after elephants?
I imply. We’re speaking about bloody ELEPHANTS for goodness sake.