My ride (on the left!) - Elephant riding - Vang Vieng (Laos)
The mahout is the person that drives the elephant. For more information, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahout
Photos taken in Laos
Photos of Asian Elephants (Thailand, Vietnam , Laos, Nepal and India)
This series includes live elephants and artistic representations like paintings and sculptures, and Ganesha the Hindu Elephant Deity, or Erawan the mythological three-headed white elephant.
Photo of the Honda XR 250cc that I used for traveling in Laos.
I rented it at Fuark in Vientiane. Mr Fuark has the best shop to rent motorcycles in Laos. "Fuark Motocross Service" is between the Shell petrol station & the Northern Bus station on the T2 road, towards the airport.