The War Diaries

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Ao Nang- Did an elephant trek here today. Went for a ride atop the local megafauna Elephas maximus. These beasts of burden now take tourists around instead of logging. The other day one of their cousins, a 22 year old female up north in Lampang Province stepped on a land mine along the Burmese border and it gave me a little perspective on these gals down south who don’t have it so bad I rationalized.

Drinky, drinky. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

And we're off! Follow your nose. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

Eyeing up the farang in her midst. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

Don't bother me, I'm eating. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

Our guide takes a well deserved smoke break with a coconut leaf cigarette. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

My beast of burden works up an appetite and wrestles palm fronds. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

End game. Time to wallow in their mud. ©2010 Derek Henry Flood

Reporting for duty! She is already gearing up for the next group of tourists.©2010 Derek Henry Flood

Written by derekhenryflood

August 12th, 2010 at 5:47 am

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