Feedback on our Elephant Village Experience

Posted on December 4, 2014Posted by Mark Foster-Murray

We’re so lucky here at Bamboo to have the GREATEST volunteers and travellers. It really means a lot to hear what they have to say. Here one of our Elephant Volunteers talks about her experiences with some wonderful photos to accompany.

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“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mark, Steve and May for giving me a memorable experience in Thailand. They were very professional and informative in all aspects of my journey. I felt very safe and comfortable with the material I received from my guide –  “May” was tremendously helpful, caring, educational and simply aMAYzing!

I participated in the Elephant volunteer program in Surin, home to one of the largest elephant villages in the world!  I stayed with with Pimahn and her two daughters, their humble home was simple and very different to a westernised household, its not every day that you see large pet elephant chilling out in a Sydney backyard.

What was a typical day? I would collect the elephants feces along with taking it (the elephant) for rides, planting sugar cane and harvest plants for the elephants feed. I paid a visit to the local elephant school where I taught basic English and rewarded the children with Australian souvenirs, book donations from Russel Lea Public School and exquisite oils from Subtle Energies.

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This experience gave me a positive outlook on the Thai culture and the simple life. They respected my small actions that I contributed to their community and felt humbled by their appreciation.

Bamboo project is by far the most professional organisation I’ve dealt with, Thank you to the Bamboo team and looking forward to booking another volunteer program soon!

Kind Regards,
Auzita Pourshasb”

Photos from Auzita ©

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