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Searching for a rhino

The road to Chitwan was interesting! Very windy along side a cliff where at many times there was barely room for one bus with no guardrail to protect us. Not for the faint of heart! Chitwan is a national park known for its wild animals and occasional tiger sightings! When we arrived Dominic was pretty sick so I took off on my own to watch sunset by the river, have dinner and get him on some meds. When I got home, Dominic was in a panic. He had taken waaaay to much cough medicine, woke up in the dark to find me gone and an elephant outside our room. He was freaked out at the time but now we laugh hard about it.
The next morning we went to the river so I could bathe an elephant. I got to sit on an elephant while it was instructed to spray us and then tossed us of its back. It was such a crazy experience!
After that were had lunch then met our guide to take the jeep safari. We started by seeing a few huge birds and a couple lizards. About an hour or so in were finally found what were after.., a rhino! It was across the bridge but they let us leave the jeep behind and run across for a better view. It was incredible to see it in a protected environment and not a zoo.Afterwards we went to a crocodile breeding center and drove out of the park in time for sunset.

Posted by AlohaInAsia 08:52 Archived in Nepal

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Poor Dominic! I didn't know he had gotten ssoo sick. poor thang!! the rest of the story is cool. they don't abuse the elephants do they?? ;) had to ask. love you Ashmont

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