I volunteered at the Park at the beginning of December. Unfortunately I only had one week to spend there (and it was way too short). But I treasure every moment I spent with the elephants, mahouts and the staff. What I learnt both about the elephants and myself in this time was so rewarding and has made a huge impact on me. All of the staff were wonderful and made my stay that much more enjoyable. I learnt so much from all of them and their passion for what they were doing. They are a valuable resource to your project. A big thank you to all of you for allowing me the opportunity to be involved - to me it was a very important part of my trip to Thailand.
Please say Hi to Michelle and Karl and pass on my congratulations to them. I bet their wedding was great and heaps of fun. And to Pom - she touched me immensely with her stories, passion and love of the elephants. All of the mahouts were great. Elephant Heaven was a great opportunity to get to know them and the elephants and learn from their interrractions with each other. They too have formed a lovely part of my memories at camp.
So thankyou once again Lek - your drive and passion is an inspiration and the camp a wonderfully enriching experience. I hope to be back there soon.