What were you thinking?

I am constantly lambasting the Thais for their stupidity and lack of common sense, but this time the flip flop is firmly on the the other foot. 

Khun Somchai looks like an Oxford Don next to the hapless Isabelle Brennan, the English backpacker who was recently mauled by a tiger on a trip to Thailand.

(I am not the owner of the 2 photographs above, nor do I hold their copyright. They are reproduced courtesy of Featureworld.co.uk) 

Miss Brennan, along with her sister and a friend were one week into their "trip of a life time", when she almost became lunch for one the feline denizens of Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yanasampanno, better known as the Tiger Temple Sanctuary, in Kanchanaburi.

Young Isabelle was one of many visitors who take part in the activities of washing, walking, petting and posing for photos with the tigers.

Yes, you read that right, petting a tiger!!!!! Jesus, Mary and Jospeh, that's just asking for trouble!!!! Did she not think it might be dangerous when she was asked to sign a waiver before entering? Despite being a student at the renowned UCL (University College London), she appears to have her brains wired to her backside.


The full story can be read by clicking the following link......   

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407513/Student-19-mauled-400lb-tiger-Thailand-popular-tourist-attraction.html


This is another example of somebody underestimating the dangers of travelling in Thailand and not taking the right precautions. Admittedly, i's very easy to do when you're in a relaxed, holiday-orientated frame of mind and enjoying the delights of a tropical paradise.But, if you lower your guard in Thailand, your life can be over in the blink of an eye.

Isabelle herself admitted that she was very lucky and despite being scarred for life things could have been a lot worse!!!

The general rule of thumb when travelling  is to ask yourself the question "Would I do this in England?" and if the answer is no, then why would you consider doing it in Thailand!!!!

Isabelle has learnt this the hard way and I'm sure it's a lesson she won't forget in a hurry!!!!!! 

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