Elephants and Tigers
Trip Start Nov 07, 2006
105Trip End Jul 22, 2007
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Following on from the elephants it poured down and it took us a couple of hours in the rain to get to the tiger temple which was only 40 kms down the road. We had to keep stopping as we couldn't see and the wind was really strong. There is usually a decent down pour each afternoon as it is monsoon season at the moment. We arrived at the tiger temple with only 45 minutes to go before they put the tigers away. The temple is run by monks. The tigers themselves are chained up but it is still pretty scary. They are so quick that in a split second I am sure they could do some serious damage if they wanted to. You have to sign a declaration before going in which basically is signing your life away should one take a dislike to you.
While Darren was near one it flicked it's tail up and you can see the look of terror on his face.
Also in the park there are a few other types of animals roaming round free that you can see. Boars, Deer and Cows. Hmmmm. It doesn't take too much work to think were they fit in the scheme of things. Tigers are big animals with big appetities!
On our final night it was quite fitting that Thailand and Australia were playing against each other in the Asia Cup. Australia beat them 4-0. Kewell grabbing the last one which hopefully will be the first of many this season!
Tomorrow we are heading back to Bangkok for the last time. We have a day of shopping ahead of us then it's back to Hong Kong. A couple of days after that it's back to the UK. Are we looking forward to coming home??? Yes and No. It will be great to see our families again but it is going to be sad to leave our travels behind. Plus we both have to get jobs again which we aren't looking forward to!