"Every time you spend money you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want." #weeklywisdom 11
Food for thought my friends, but the truth is we support the companies and brands we give our money to. Which also means supporting their practices. I know we struggle with this sometimes being as budget conscious as we are. We always want to buy the cheap products or experiences to save money, but this can sometimes have repercussions, whether human or environmental.
That's why I did a ton of research about volunteering with elephants before deciding to give my money and time to Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And after volunteering there for a week I can wholeheartedly say that I made the right decision. Elephant Nature Park is 1000% committed to rescuing and rehabilitating Thailand's abused working elephants. Here, they let the elephants just be elephants as much as possible. The elephants at Elephant Nature Park are not here to entertain us as tourists, but we are invited into the park to learn about and raise awareness of the plight of the Asian Elephant.
The interaction you get with elephants at Elephant Nature Park is positive for both human and elephant. The elephants here are never required to work in any way. This means no riding, no painting, no jungle trekking, and no bathing. They simply get to roam the park and eat bananas from tourists. Talk about a nice retirement 😎.
So, who do you support with your money? Also, let me know of any other awesome travel/volunteer experiences doing good in the world that I can support! 🙌
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Thai island in the Andaman Sea, Near Malaysia's border, Turquoise blue water with transport furry, Sandy beaches & Dive sites 🌊🌏✈🚢💓😎 ...............................
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Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. #firstpost#throwback#lostinthailand#majormissing
Ratchada market | Bangkok : Market in the Ratchada area of Bangkok is bringing the same convivial night bazaar feel, antiques curios, and street food snacks and treats from its original location, into an area of the city that is much easier to access thanks to the nearby Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station. Although the Srinakarin branch is much larger, it is also way out in the suburbs of Bangkok, making it challenging for people who find themselves on the other side of the city. This new Train Market is more central and compact, meaning it’s easier to pop in for a spot of browsing anytime from 18:00 to 24:00, Thursday to Sunday.