Friday, August 24, 2012

CD Diary: Elephants in Chitwan. 11 Jun Part 2.

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11 June 2012, Monday. By late morning, after seeing crocodiles and a man-eating tiger, we reached a part of Chitwan National Park that was closer to a 'field site' or 'flight area'. There was a wide open area of tall elephant grass, which was perfect (for landing).

And what a spot for elephants! And tourists!

We were met with many others, which proved to be really helpful when it came to transporting the bags. I got away free from the task :D

But I had to catch up!

And who knew we had to cross the stream on a boat? I was relieved to see a boat; I certainly did not want my boots to get drenched (that would take days and forever to dry).

I honestly thought they had forgotten about me...
The last to jump in, there still was enough space for me and the last bag.
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Last to get in, first to get out :D

And then I was asked, 'Did you see what's behind you?'
Wow. I didn't even hear a sound.

And then we loaded up onto a truck and drove through the resort town...
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Chitwan Paradise Hotel. We were to make it our base for two nights...

At this point, my dear friends, it was 11:00AM. The heat was indescribable; the locals remarked that it was unusually hot for summer in Nepal.

1 comment:

  1. but ... you arrived in a little 'paradise' ;-)


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