Month: December 2015

We are now expert fire breakers

Good evening again, everyone! I think tonight we are all going to sleep very well. Both morning and afternoon work projects were exhausting! At 8:30 we left the sanctuary to work offsite a mile or so down the road. Even Jenny, one of the dogs here, came along! For a couple hours we raked dry…



Machete level: expert

Alrighty everyone here comes the Tuesday blog post on… *gasp* TUESDAY!! Yes, it’s finally happening, I’m posting about what happened the day it actually happened!! Now if ever there were a chilly morning this morning was it. The volunteers were like, yeah I’m going to need another blanket or five. We now have heaps of…



Elephant bath time!!

Good evening ROV-ians!! First off, I would like to acknowledge and apologize for the fact that every post is in reference to the day before. I’m still playing a tough game of catch-up that all begin during an internet drought at the hotel. I seem to be losing that game, but hopefully I’ll be up…



Meeting the elephants!

Good evening ROV friends and family! The long awaited day had finally arrived—Day one at the elephant sanctuary!! The huts are comfy, the all-vegetarian food is delicious and we already got to meet the elephants for the first time yesterday!! Being in the jungle, we have been introduced to all sorts of new sights and…



Last Day in Cambodia…

We woke this morning, it was freezing cold and I had two volunteers (Laura and Courtney) sleep in my hut last night on the spare bed, because an escaped monkey was trying to get into their room! Welcome to the Jungle! After being delightfully terrorized by this escaped monkey all week, feeding elephants nonstop amounts…



Last Day of Elephants! :(

Thursday has come too quickly… This is our last full day with the elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary. But it was a very peaceful day. We started the morning off after breakfast with a jungle walk. This is where we used orange scarves that were blessed by buddhist monks to bless the jungle and prevent…



In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle!

Good evening everyone!! Today was a bit of a change-up in our routine at the sanctuary! As Lek was visiting, and leaving, today, we got to feed the elephants this morning and get some pictures with Lek there! After breakfast, we all met at the feeding place for the elephants and enjoyed our last few…



A Visit From Lek!

Today was a special day for the volunteers. We had a guest at the sanctuary. This guest just so happens to be the same wonderful lady who started it all in Thailand years ago, rescuing elephants from the abuse they had undergone in the logging and tourism industries. Lek Chailert and some of her family…



You Make Bath-Time oh so Fun!!!!

The group got straight into it this morning. After having a wonderful breakfast, everyone got ready to start breaking down a dam. This dam was built a few years ago with sandbags to help buildup water to provide a drinking source for elephants. In the recent years, the body of water had proven to be…



Jungle Living!

We had a lovely start to our morning! We woke up had breakfast at the hotel and then the can came to pick us up to head off to the elephant sanctuary. Once we arrived everyone instantly fell in love with the place! It’s such a relaxing atmosphere. There’s no wifi (except to post the…



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