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Semester in Asia 2013 – Elephant Riding

When we went elephant riding it was such a fun and different experience! The elephants were so friendly and if you tapped twice on their head that would be a signal for the elephants to bring their trunks up and let you pet them. My experience was a bit different from everyone because once in the water the elephant thought it would be fun to spray me a few times. According to the one of the workers, that is a sign that the elephant likes you. It’s like the elephant knew I was excited about riding it and showed some love with a shower.