Friday, 30 July 2010
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Having spent two days on a slow boat up the Mekong river, it was a relief to cross the border into Thailand and spend some time in Chiang Mai. We visited the Tiger Kingdom, where there are about 34 tigers in captivity. I went in a cage with 3 large tigers, about 5 years old. I had my picture taken with them and stroked them. It was amazing that you can get that close to them and they didn't seem to mind. They sleep most of the day and have become desensitised to the pats and hugs from people. The tigers are born into human so are used to people. Jo picked the baby tigers option, she got to play with them, they were so cute.
South East Asia has been an amazing experience!