Travelling in Vietnam – Buffalo Rides – Asian Style
I thought this pic was impressive. Instead of teaching the young ones to ride a horse, why not train them to ride a wild animal instead? Awesome! I’d love to turn up to all of my friends’ places with my trusty pet buffalo, with an esky full of beer to chill out for the afternoon!
I’m guessing that many, many hours of training went into teaching these buffalo not to kick the little kids off their back. That’s dedication for you.
There are all sorts of books around that talk about how to travel in Vietnam, from taking a scooter around the place to taking the trains and buses. But I think there is a hole in the market where travelling in Vietnam can be undertaken by a buffalo.
Travelling around by buffalo can’t be that bad. I’ve spent a few hours sitting on a flatulent camel in the Sahara desert in Morocco. This wasn’t much fun because the camels backbone was wedged up my backside, and every time he farted, it felt like a fart tsunami was flowing throughout my entire body. Not much fun at all
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How do you harvest buffalo horn/bone? Is there anything cruel or harmful to water buffalos?
Buffalos are common domestic animals in my rural areas. Their horn and bone are harvested when they die naturally after a long and productive life as a working member of Vietnamese families.
I NEVER do anything cruel or harmful to buffalos.
Do you use real buffalo horn/bone?
Yes, I only use 100% real buffalo horn/bone (NOT plastic).