It’s a merry traveling month of May for the whole family!
My folks - yes both of them yay! - were here for a short vacay.
First up - the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnewala.
I didn’t expect it would be as “raw” as this! I thought it would be like a “zoo” type or a “farm” type of a place. But not at all! When we got there a bit late and missed the feeding time. You have to be there at least by 9am to catch it and goes on for 30 minutes or so.
Then they take a bath. And this is the coolest thing ever.
You know in my almost 2 years of living in Sri Lanka, I would “normally” see elephants on the road. Not as “free” as the cows but something I wouldn’t chance upon in the Philippines, unless it ran away from the circus like what happened a few years back...
But I digress.
Ok, so after we bought the ticket, the elephants were being lead to the nearby river to take a bath. And they were crossing the street! Now you wouldn’t see that everyday!
|Photo courtesy of Nanalou-razzi!|
Some just had to “go” on the street - this is how big their dung is like. Crazy!
Then they bathed like there was no tomorrow...
Even with foreign tourists watching...
And kids on a field trip. CUTE!
And almost getting in a fight... Whoa. Chillepantes!
One even passed us by... on the way back.
But pretty cool.