Mahout for a Day
We’ve been on elephants on numerous occasions in India and Nepal, but somehow the experiences left us wanting more. What we really wanted was to learn to ride the elephant like the mahout, the driver who rides on the elephant’s neck and controls the animal by issuing a series of vocal commands.
Well, thanks to our friends Emma and Richard who first told us about the incredible elephant treks outside of Sen Monorom, Cambodia, we are now experienced elephant drivers, although they haven’t quite issued our licenses just yet. It’s actually a little harder than it looks because balancing on the neck can be a bit awkward when the elephant goes up or down an incline.