Why you probably shouldn’t ride an elephant

Are the people on my Facebook feed just really aware of the world or is elephants suffering in the tourist industry really huge news at the moment? I can’t say, but I’ve ran into several articles lately telling why you shouldn’t go for an elephant ride. Among the articles I read were the one about the Scot being gored to death and the one about the death of a captive elephant.
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I have just got back from a few days getaway in Poland and I will soon be writing about it. In the meantime, have a story about rice.

Do you know how hard it is to get a bag of uncooked rice in the Himalayas?

It’s hard.
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A hike in the Himalayas: A Journal 1/2

Edit: My thoughts go out for Paris and I hope the people there can keep going without fear or hate.

It’s been, whelp, almost three months since India! No wonder I am getting itchy feet again. One of the hardest, scariest and most amazing experiences I had there was hiking in the Himalayas, and as the whole ordeal from Delhi to there was worth a good story, I put together a two-post journal about the trip. I took this trip so that you don’t have to (although after seeing the views, you probably will want to go anyway).
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