Bath_of_Elephant

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At 7 am we‘re already up and waiting for a taxi to take us to the tourist bus station. The taxi doesn’t show up; we take a normal bus and we eventually got on time. The bus leaves at 7:15 sharp. We “embark” to Chitwan National Park in a very uncomfortable bus in a really poor condition that gets us broken for the rest of the day. Fortunately I sleep for most of the time but poor Jeremie tries to read no matter what. A jeep then gets us to Chitwan where we have a good lunch at the Jungle Island Resort. We relax and get up in time for the elephant bathing in the Narayani river. It is so much fun, especially when the elephant starts showering us with his trunk, obeying orders from his trainer shouting loud “Harrrrdelepurrr”. Later in the afternoon, we are scheduled for the elephant ride safari in the nearby jungle. The sounds and the atmosphere are really astonishing and I have difficulties thinking we’re in Nepal. It is so different from where we come from few days ago. We first see a rhinoceros, a big grey thing. It is also amazing to see all this wildlife, from insects, birds, to small deers. We go back a bit exhausted after 2 hours. We have dinner which was good and varied. Then time to sleep, amidst insects and jungle cuties.

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