Cute Baby Elephants Sucking Jeff’s Hand

Baby Elephant Sucking Jeff's FingerAt the Elephant Safari Park in Taro, Bali we got to play with cute baby elephants. They were roaming around like cute puppies staying close by their mothers.

Most of the mothers were being used for the elephant rides and all of the babies stayed around the park being trained and greeting guests. It was the most wonderful experience I’ve ever had being that I have never got to play or get to know these elephants personalities. I’ve always thought of elephants as these gigantic creatures. Creatures so large that you can’t play with them or pet them because they’ll stomp on you. That definitely was not the case at this park. Continue reading

Up Close and Personal with Sumatran Elephants

IMG_8540 Elephant Safari Park – Located in Taro, Bali. A fantastic Elephant experience you can ever have and probably in the world.

You get to interact, feed, ride, observe, learn, play and stay with 29 beautiful Sumatran elephants, one of the most rare and endangered species of elephants left in the world today. The owner is an Australian man who married a Balinese wife and they live close to the park. We chose this place because the treatment of animals here are awesome. The trainers treat the Elephants very well and all of their commands are in Indonesian without the use of a whip. Continue reading

The Open Caged Monkey Forest of Ubud in Bali Indonesia

Offering my hand to a MonkeyYou Can Walk Right In, No Cages, Just Monkeys Hanging Around Like You!

Before you enter the Monkey forest of Ubud, you don’t know what to really expect unless you’ve been there. Prior to our visit I thought to myself, “I hope we see a good amount of monkeys.” I eventually realized that wouldn’t be an issue. Not even entering the grounds of the forest, monkeys are already sprawled out near the entrance and there are several more awaiting within. Continue reading

Bacolod Negros Ecological Forest Exhibit

HornbillA few blocks from the Bacolod’s town proper was the Negros Museum and the Ecological Forest.

The Negro’s Museum is definitely worth a visit to see and learn a bit of the island’s history as well as Philippine history. One of the highlights for me was the collection of ethnic toys and dolls from all over the world which were donated by a very wealthy woman who had been collecting them throughout her lifetime. On the second floor are artifacts and other objects showcasing the sugarcane industry. Continue reading