Laos' call of the wet and wild

Get up close to elephants, the country's national animal, bathe buffaloes and soak up the tranquil beauty of waterfalls

My heart is pounding.

I am walking away from two beasts towering up to 3m and weighing tonnes more than me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 19, 2019, with the headline 'Laos' call of the wet and wild'. Print Edition | Subscribe