25 Apr '14, 4am
Highlights from #Laos by Martin at @tucantravel #travel #backpacking #ttot
It is difficult to believe but until my trip to Laos, I had never even seen an elephant in the flesh! Next thing I know I am sitting on the neck of Nuk Nuk strolling through the jungle. Every time the elephant stopped and raised his trunk, he wanted a snack! Luckily I bought some bunches of bananas and sugar cane to treat Nuk Nuk! Half way through the trek, I noticed he was stopping every 30 seconds to collect a banana and wasn’t eating them, just storing them on his trunk. I tried to out-smart him by not giving him anymore. Nuk Nuk ate the ones he had been storing on his trunk and refused to go any further when I told him “no more”, he suddenly raised his trunk so it was directly facing me and then blew in my face what could only be described as warm breath or elephant spit.