King Charles & The Zoo
Trip Start Apr 25, 2013
155Trip End Nov 02, 2013
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Today was Tuesday, and another scorcher, mid to high 30s Celsius. The Prague Zoo was highly acclaimed on tripadvisor so we decided to give it a spin. By tram, train, and bus we got there, stopping on the way to pick up our train tickets to Krakow on Thursday. It was an excellent zoo, one of the best (and cheapest) I have been to. Its huge, with a great variety of animals, some I had not seen before. The enclosures were large, and most species in large groups. Despite the heat, the animals all seemed really relaxed and happy. None more so than the Polar Bears. Two young males, splashing around playfully, wrestling, playing and enjoying a cool bath. Other highlights were the Giraffe, the Elk, the Honey Badger, elephants and Reindeer. The main con was about 1/6 of the zoo being closed due to recent flood damage. That also meant the chair lift connecting exhibits was down and meant a grueling climb to the top. We still enjoyed this zoo and spent a full day, around 5 hours here.
From the zoo we spent some time wandering Prague old town, looking for particular shows (unsuccessfully) and grabbing a drink. Exhausted we returned to our hotel by tram, and grabbed another meal at our local restaurant. Different this time, goulash with dumplings and a giant potato pancake stuffed with chicken and peppers. No prizes for guessing what I had to drink. Nat is getting to enjoy ciders (still double the cost of beer). Tomorrow is our last full day in Prague. Storms are forecast so we may do some travel planning.
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