Phnom Penh, Cambodia
These bracelets have been left by visitors to the killing fields in Cambodia as a sign of respect for those who lost their lives.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
No big deal but I got to play with tigers! Everyone (my friends and family) was saying that I shouldn’t go because they are mistreated. They said that they drug them and pull out their teeth so that they are really docile and can’t bite you. I went anyway as you can see, but if I got there and they were being mistreated there is no way I would have paid to do it. These tigers were loved (and they all had teeth). They each had their own keeper who was so obviously attached to his tiger, and there were signs all around with a number saying call it if you see anything you don’t like about how the tigers are being treated, the habitats they are in, or the condition of the tigers. These tigers were like any other that would have grown up in captivity… If you didn’t do anything to threaten them they then they will not harm you, they are used to having lots of people around. The keeper would a say command, just as you would to your pet dog when you want him to sit, and then the tiger would lie down (if it wasn’t already sleeping - tigers naturally sleep a lot) and then you go and lie down with it get your photo and move on. It was a really great experience and I would recommend it. I went to Tiger Kingdom which like I said, it seemed to be a proper sanctuary of sorts… but I know for a fact that there are places where the tigers are mistreated, so be careful not to support those ones!!
I met the most beautiful people on my latest travels and I’m now so glad they are in my life. Thanks guys for being amazing! :)