While I won’t be arriving in Southeast Asia on elephant back, instead it will be aboard EVA Airlines, which is an airline based in Taiwan. I was in Thailand in 2015, and was so eager to return to Southeast Asia. Today it becomes a reality.
So, after 15 hours of flying from Chicago, we stop in Taipei for 3 hours to stretch our legs before arriving in Hanoi, Vietnam. Ten of our group members are starting out today with the remaining 4 departing on Jan 13th.
Note: When you ride an elephant in Thailand there are no saddles. The elephant bends his knee, you grab his ear, and pull yourself up. Then place your legs under the elephant’s ears and grab the tussle of hair on the elephant’s head!
Linda Meadors has been affiliated with Blue Horizon Travel, Orion IL since 2002 with a focus on affinity groups which has included jazz clubs, heritage groups, school fund-raisers, celebrities with followers, reunions and church fellowship groups. Many individual clients started as group members. Linda has served as the MAST International Travel Writer since 2012. In 2018 her group and personal travel destinations will include: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy and England. A year of college study abroad at the University of Vienna set her wander lust in motion to work in travel, convention planning, marketing and most importantly, communications.