Hero Holiday Thailand – Rambo vs. Dumbo

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I know you’ve been wondering about how some of our participants did in their Rambo auditions… well, it seems that the movie was not Rambo. It was a docu-drama about an elephant who wanders into the city. Sounds pretty cool, but definitely not “Rambo” cool. But several Hero Holidayers did get to be extras in the elephant movie.

Day 3 of Hero Holiday Thailand was a day of learning about Thai Buddhism and how it is woven into the fabric of Thai culture. It is said that “to be Thai is to be Buddhist.” We visited two Buddhist temples outside the city of Chiang Mai. The first was set high on a mountain and was decorated with precious metals and crowded with tourists. The second was far less crowded and relatively simple and peaceful (if you like the sound of crickets).

It wasn’t all temples and tranquility. We also visited a large shopping mall where we ate lunch and, of course, had Starbucks.

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: March 15th, 2007