Preparing is not only the technical and important tasks one always endures before a trip, but also mentality.
Last night I spent awhile conversing back and forth with the guesthouse I will be staying in between each visit to the places I will be volunteering. Explaining my itinerary to them, it sounds confusing, “believe me I understand” was what I kept saying, almost as if apologizing for some reason.
My trip is not a vacation, I feel this is an assumption by some. To me, this a mission. I know many people may not see this trip that way, I have many who support and believe in my work.
One of my projects involves this dear here. Her name is Kabu, she was rescued last year by Lek Chailert. She now lives at Elephant Nature Park.
Her story will break your heart, and then you see the smile on her face and know she is trying to forget her painful past.