With all this unexpected travel time, I’ve had my share of spending a lot of time in airports. Which meant walking around to window-shop those duty-free stores. Or just walking around to look at what’s there.
Here’s some things that caught my eye as I walked around.
Instant feedback – Changi Airport, Singapore
DFS – our department acronym … at Changi Airport, Singapore
Orchids, Changi Airport, Singapore
Elephant exhibition – Rijks Museum Shop, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
At the Rijks Museum Shop, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Cow parade, Schipol Airport, Amsterdam
Notebooks, address books
Cell phone charging station – Manila International Airport
See? You can keep yourself occupied at the airport during four-five hour transits :)
The elephant safari was my first excursion … an hour after I arrived at the hotel, they said I had to go on the elephant safari. Apparently, my flight was delayed, and I had missed the safari with the other guests earlier.
Waiting to start the walk through the jungles
I actually rode on Santi Kali – ‘Beautiful Peace’. They told me several times that she was the most gentle of the elephants, and very experienced. hmmm … It did seem that they used her a lot for most things. The other female had just had a calf – nine months ago – and sounded like she had just started on the safaris again, with the calf trailing along behind her.
The newest elephant in the herd, 9 months old. He will start training at 8-9 years old. The hotel’s new toy – everybody played with him. One push from him and they would all tumble down to the ground, laughing.
We trekked through the jungles to the rivers for the elephant baths. We were invited into the water with them, to splash along. I changed my mind at the last minute …