Our hotel in Jaipur was in the middle of nowhere. We got to see a bit of the country side AND the BEST part was 3 kilometers away is a tiger and lion rehabilitation center. At five o’clock in the morning they start talking. It was incredible to wake up to those sounds. It made me very happy. India has banned using tigers and lions in the circus so they come to this place to get strong and healthy and then they are sent to Ranthambore an animal sanctuary where they will live in the wild…the protected wild but wild none the less. I will be in Ranthambore at the end of my visit.
Sleepy time Joe.
After the lions and tigers we went to the palace and rode elephants up to the top. It was hilarious. From my perspective, the elephants were better than the palace.
Dori and Charles.
Alex and Erica.
Susie and Susan. I am trying to take over Susan’s personality or at the very least morph into her. Our beautiful elephant kept throwing her trunk from side to side and splattering me with inside elephant trunk what-have-you and after the fourth time I said to Susan;
” I am covered in elephant snot!”
She said, “Oh dear, I haven’t had any get on me because you are acting as my sheild.”
10 seconds later our girl (the elephant, not Susan) swooped her trunk the far right, missing me, and showering Susan with elephant snot. She literally had spots on her t-shirt. We were laughing so hard we almost fell off the elephant.
At the end of the trip there were no hard feelings as our girl reached up to say goodbye to Susan and me.
Everyone on this trip is animal crazy so we could have gone home at this point and been thoroughly happy.