Tag: wild life

Don’t kill elephants with too much love

A century ago 100,000 to 200,000 elephants were living in Thailand. Today the number is estimated somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000, dropping at a rate of 3.5% every year. Twenty-five years from now when our children will be holidaying in Thailand, there will be no elephant left alive. If they are lucky, they will meet […]



Thai Elephant Conservation Center Lampang. The Elephants’ Realm.

Every time someone tells me he took a ride on an elephant, fed an orangutan or pet a tiger I go out of my mind. I find the use of animals for touristic purposes brutally hypocritical. Whoever pretends they love animals should feel free to make an effort and visit them in their natural habitat: […]



What to do in Surat Thani. The fireflies show on Tapi River.

If Christmas were to be celebrated in Surat Thani, then its fellow residents wouldn’t have to spend a thin dime on Christmas trees and lights as they already have it all natural, all ready-made, all for free. Mr. Panu is the king of all boatmen working on Tapi River. I wasn’t thrilled at first when he […]



The Pink Dolphins of Khanom

When someone tells you he saw pink dolphins swimming close to the beach you have two choices: either you slap him for pulling your leg or you kindly advise him to talk to a therapist. Only a joker or a mad man can argue in favour of such possibility. I visited Khanom five times during the […]



Khao Luang National Park

Dear kids, welcome to the Khao Luang National Amusement Park. Would you, please, put on your trekking shoes, spray some mosquito repellent on your ankles and wrists and grab your cameras. I will be your guide for the day. Here is the ground floor, where lays the Kiri Wong village. It is a famous throughout […]