Ever since I saw giraffes I’ve been wondering,
if giraffes did not exist, would someone have been able to come up with giraffes?
As a part of my birthday trip to Palma de Mallorca my boyfriend and I visited the Aquarium, which has the deepest shark tank in all of Europe!
It’s a different kind of aquarium than the Haus des Meeres in Vienna, but the blueish tanks full of the sea’s strange creations were just as fascinating and strangely relaxing.
Haus des Meeres is another zoo in Vienna, this time one that focuses on aquatic life. Just like with the other zoo it took me a couple of years until I finally visited it, because it always seemed to be way too expensive. I came to it, when I didn’t have any other ideas for my boyfriend’s birthday last year. It is located inside an old World War II flac tower and has, apart from sea creatures, some lizards, snakes, bugs, crocodiles and a lot of loud human children running around…
Despite living in Vienna for a while now, I only recently visited the zoo in the Schönbrunn Palace, which is apparently the oldest zoo in the world. It always seemed to me that it is way too expensive and even though it is really nice, it’s not a place I am likely to visit again any time soon. The only other zoo I’ve ever been to is the one in Sofia which is a lot cheaper and bigger, but with much, much sadder looking animals. The Schönbrunn zoo is still pretty big and contains a lot of animals, including some very beloved pandas. It also has some very creative ways of presenting the animals, like a rain forest house containing a dark passage with some free flying bats, that I was too scared to go through, or a passage underneath the aquarium, where you can admire the fish’s bellies.
I’ve been to the zoo in Sofia many times since I was a child. It was a while since the last time though and now that my boyfriend is visiting my home city and our plans for the day fell through, I decided it’s going to be interesting for him to see it too. Continue reading “A trip to the zoo”