Picture of - Eva Mihaylova (Bulgaria)
After two days flight (Varna -Sofia- Vienna - Bangkok - Chiang Mai ) we arrived in the Asian city. What impressed me were the orchids . They were everywhere . The first day we decided to relieve pressure and after breakfast we went to the zoo. It turned out to be pretty large , we spent about 4-5 hours. The animalsthat we saw were : elephants ( mothers with young elephant ) , hippos , white tigers , lions, pumas , giraffes , pandas , koalas and a whole section with birds. For the most of the animals we bought food and fed them . In the birdssection was quite interesting as they flew freely in the biggest part of the park, which was surrounded by a net. We went in the aquarium , which was not very big and smelled awful. It was the first time that I strokeacatfish and it looked as if it was smiling . At lunch we found a restaurant Tiger Kingdom, where the food was delicious and prices were low. I ate salad of mango, which was spicy and rice with shrimp ( throughout my stay in Thailand this was my main course ) . I ordered coconut shake, which is served in coconut As afternoon entertainment we went on sightseeing in the town . We were informed that there are over 300 temples and we visited about 10 of them . They are very beautiful and maintained. Everywhere on the streetsthere were flowers and palms and orchids were hang on the trees. That day was the birthday of the king and all the establishments were refusing to serve alcohol. In the evening there was fireworks and the whole sky was covered with flying lanterns. On the second day we visited the Kingdom of the tigers , which is outside the town, in the jungle. The Tigers were divided into four groups : the youngest up to 3 months , up to 6 months, medium up to 1 year and older cats to 1.5 years. For each group, you have to buy a separate ticket. I was very excited. Because I have dreamt from a small child to have a tiger and I love a lot these animals , but when I walked in where the small ones were I stumbled and did not know what to do. I shouldn’t have been emotional , because they had the most restrictions, such as we had to wash our hands , we entered with slippers, which they gave us there and we were not allowed to touch them on the head. The youngest were the most playful , they were constantly growling and attacking each other. I guess that is why I was shocked and could not relax. At the second group it was more relaxing . Most of them were sleepy and even we lie down on them , we took shots, we were putting their paws on us. The third group had been scary , but they were pretty calm and we took beautiful pictures while they were playing . The cats were really big around 120 kg . I was wondered whether to get in , but I decided not to separate from the company. They are very majestic and beautiful. We shot ourselves to a sleeping one, and another and very playful one. The feeling is indescribable. In the Kingdom of the tigers I felt relieved and happy. Only after lunch did I realize what had happened. In the evening we sat at another restaurant , there was a far more expensive and not as tasty. I ate rice with vegetables and cashews in pineapple. In most places they were giving spray against mosquito because there are many of them.. We decided to go to bed early because on the next day we were expected to be "owners of an elephant for a day."