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Just answer the question: What's the capital of Finland? Postcards to: The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, River Publishing, 14 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BZ by 8 July 2004. See page 10 for terms and conditions. It's probably no bad thing that elephant driving is on the decline in Thailand as logging and tin-mining were the chief commercial uses of pachyderm muscle.
But the passing of the ancient traditions of the mahout, or elephant keeper, would be much more lamentable. With that in mind, the Anantara resort in northwest Thailand has put both mahouts and elephants to gainful purpose – teaching guests the art of riding, steering and caring for the world's largest beasts of burden. On a three-day mahout course, you'll learn how to feed, bathe and look after an elephant, take jungle tours, and spend evenings learning about the ma/ioufs'ancient way of life and the close relationships they share with their animal companions – a 50-year working partnership is not unusual.
You might not learn all 70 of the verbal commands a well-trained elephant can respond to (ranging from ‘have a drink'to ‘kick that log sideways') but as long as you remember'how', which means'stop; you should be fine. A four-night stay, with three days'training, costs from £661 (00 66 1 3252 0250, www.anantara.com). Thai Air International (0870 606 0911, www.thaiair. Com) has return flights from Heathrow to Chiang Rai from £672.
Dinner in the Krug Room at The Dorchester You probably don't want to see inside the kitchens at every restaurant on your travels, but for the ultimate action-packed dinner, try eating in the Krug Room, a private room in the heart of the action at London's Dorchester hotel. You can be as hands-on or as hands-off as you wish – some diners relish the chance to venture outside the glass-sided dining room and try their hand at cooking alongside a top chef. Others will prefer just to sit back and enjoy the buzz, and be treated to some exquisite tastes.
The Krug Room holds 12 diners, and room hire costs 1500; dinner menus start at £85 per head. The Dorchester, Park Lane, London W1 (020 7317 6581, www.dorchesterhotel.com). Beatrix Ong shoes New travel-inspired shoe collection from the US (www.beatrixong. Com)
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