Monday, October 27, 2008

On top of the world - mahouts and champagne.

Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation published a new entry entitled "On top of the world - mahouts and champagne." on 10/28/2008 8:06:50 AM, written by John Roberts.

It is well known in elephant circles that underneath the bluff exterior mahouts are a refined bunch, hanging around with global hotel chains such as Four Seasons and Anantara they develop the tastes of their guests - just recently Four Seasons Tented Camp, together with their elephants, was voted the Number One Resort in the World by the readers of Conde Naste Traveller in the United States and instead going wildly into the night, swigging home made whisky and singing the old songs our boys were caught toasting with champagne.

What is the world coming to?

..congratulations to Dech, Daet, Berm, Nat, Kran, Win, Krit, Bat, Rat, Egg, To, & Ne (& Seang before we made him come and work at Anantara) - as well as Puang Phet, Kam Mool, Yuki, Boun Liang, Boun Ma & Tongkam - you all deserve it. is worth noting that Anantara Golden Triangle came in in the top 25 in Asia making our elephant programmes surely Conde Naste's favourite worldwide.

PS. I'm sure they went wildly into the night swigging the homemade stuff as soon as the Champagne bottle was empty - do not fear!