Happy Christmas and have a great 2007
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you All
From what could well be the largest (by the tonne) hotel department in the world!
From: K. Doh, Pang Tong & K. Add, See Daw Sommai & K. Sot (Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary)
..also: Pang Boun Ma & K. Dech, K. Wichai, Pang Tongkam & Narogrit, K. Songdech, Pang Puang Phet & K. Krit, K. Egg, Pang Yuki & K. Kran, K. Rat, Pang Kam Mool & K. Win (Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle)
..and: K. To, Plai Tawan, K. Nat, Nong Dah & K. Pong, Nong Pleum & K. Pui (Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation)
..as well as: Pang Janpen and Lung Peng, K. Amp, Pang Boun Na and K. Keck, Pang Yom and Jamrat, K. Jaan, Pang Wandi & K. Nai, Lung Nan, Pang Lawan & Bounmee.
Noteable by their absence: K. Lord, Pa Nang and K. Som (who are in hospital with K. Som who is recovering from a very serious illness GET WELL SOON), Pang Pounlarb, Nong Lynchee and K. Weera (ran off to hide in the grassland just seconds before - camera and big elephant shy, we have found them again, don't worry), Plai Boun Liang (in musth and so on his paradise island not 50 yards from this photo), K. Oil and K. Saeng (don't know where they were) and of course all the mahout wives and children who give the camps such character and keep us all under control.
Please watch www.helpingelephants.org for further updates in 2007 and for a soon to be revitalised blog.
I hope to see you all in August for the big wedding!