11/22/09: Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Question 1: What activity is bumpy, uncomfortable and leaves you with tiny purple feathery things all over your clothes?
a) A Nepali-style pillow fight, where the pillows are stuffed with feathers that are dyed a maroon-ish pink
b) A long ride in a dusty jeep in which the last passengers were ducks and chickens
c) An elephant safari through Chitwan National Park
Question 2: What are the differences between an African safari and a Nepali elephant safari?
a) On an elephant safari, you will not see any lions or leopards; the only animals you will see are one parakeet, several deer and lots and lots of bugs – oh, and of course – other elephants
b) On an elephant safari, your vehicle will occasionally stop to: pee, poo, fart, snort loudly and tear branches off of trees and eat them
c) On an elephant safari, you will constantly be ducking to avoid the branches that almost hit your face and must shout out warnings to the person riding backwards behind you so that they do not get smacked in the back of the head
d) All of the above
Question 3: How long does an elephant safari last?
a) one hour
b) two hours
c) 30 minutes
d) one and a half hours, but 15 minutes would have been enough
So although we didn’t really see any animals and the ride was bumpy and uncomfortable and lasted so long our legs were like jelly when we finally got off, well, it was still kinda cool.
Picture of the Day: Crazy nonstop-meowing cat at our hotel