At age 57 Kum wants the world to know one thing... "Come to Thailand!" He wants the world to see how amazing and beautiful the land of smiles can truly be. Having the opportunity to converse with Kum was a treat because he has had a bond with Pan Tong for over 30 years. What was striking about this conversation was the fact that Kum stated that Pai Tong really cares about him. As we continued talking he was making it clear that throughout all the years the elephant seemed to look out for him (which seems to be the same relationship Brandy and I have). The notable characteristics of Pai Tong were that he sits with his feet point straight out and he loves to play games with his trunk. Being a Mahout is not really difficult to do and the money is enough to support his daughter and two sons. He said he loves what he does.