As mentioned in a previous post, we don't live near London or Heathrow Airport. So it was a hard rush hour slog on a wintery Monday morning (rife with freezing fog, a UK specialty) from our house to Heathrow, along with the numerous poor souls who were all on their way to work.
Thonburi, a maze of markets, wooden river homes, and ancient temples, is located across the Chao Praya River from the more polished Bangkok. It was the kingdom’s capital for about 15 years in the eighteenth century, before Rama I became the ruler and founder of the current royal dynasty.
When I first started to research a holiday in Thailand a couple of years before going, I knew that supporting elephant conservation in the country had to be a part of our tour. The three-day jungle safari at Elephant Hills fit the bill – a stay at the comfortable oasis inside Khao Sok National Park that strives to educate visitors about the environment, elephant care, and local village life.