*Just in case you’ve recently acquired a wild elephant and need to train it, this post has nothing to do with training an elephant.
For the past fortnight I’ve been volunteering in Sauraha, the town on the outskirt of the famous Chitwan National Park, with an elephant called Punam.
I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a number of countries that I’ve loved (and one or two that I’ve strongly disliked); but there are few places I’ve been to that I’ve thought: “yep, I could really spend a lot of time here.”
I’ve had a number of long train trips or peaceful Hindu ceremonies to think about how to do this post and I’m not quite sure how to write it, India is a place you need to experience to understand.
There’s nothing quite like coming face-to-face with a 200kg, hairy mountain gorilla that could kill you with a swipe of its hand.