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Lampang, Thailand
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Yep.  I got kissed by an elephant. Chae Hom  Thailand

Yep. I got kissed by an elephant.

I was genuinely surprised by the Elephant Conservation Park in Lampang, near Chiang Mai. It was obvious that they wanted tourists to understand and and be educated about elephants, and while they certainly played the tourist trap card a bit, it felt decidedly untouristy. I feel in love with elephants at the park. They are such amazing and intelligent creatures. Obviously, I mean, one did kiss me. (This is AI, the first successful artificial insemination of an elephant in the world. Hence the name. He's a cutie and I thought about taking him home, but didn't think he'd fit in my carry on.)