Fun with Elephants at Patara Elephant Sanctuary

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter


The Patara Elephant Sanctuary allows you to get up close and friendly with elephants of all sizes.  The sanctuary’s advertisement says you can be an elephant owner for a day.  With the elephants walking around freely, our first task was to scrub the mud from their tough skin, then walk them to a large pond and give them a bath.

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid Av del Ensanche de Vallecas 51

Madrid Avenida del Ensanche de Vallecas 51

Bullfighting would be more likely associated with Madrid, Spain than its architecture.  However, the draw for me was some uniquely designed buildings and staircases.  The bullfights had ended about a month before my arrival.
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