Potentially the best thing ever invented.
[photos taken in Lumbini, Nepal.]
Turns out that riding an elephant is a sound example of type-two fun. They were possibly the two most uncomfortable hours of my life, but it was pretty damn cool.
I took myself off for a lengthy wander this morning. Aimless exploring is sometimes the best sort. I made a Nepali friend en route, who took me to a conservation place to see a super-cute baby rhino that had been attacked by a tiger two months ago. She was being looked after in a compound until she was better. That was pretty awesome too.
This afternoon I visited an elephant breeding centre, and met some baby elephants. Elephants are totally my new favourite animal (previously, it was sheep, by the way). They are SO CUTE, in a very big kind of way.