On Saturday morning I was set to work very early after a flatmates going away party the night before. I woke up with a pounding headache, stepped lightly over the drunken ex-pats strewn about my apartment, and fearlessly taught a class of teens. I left feeling pleased, and jumped onto the bus, which of course, turned out to be the wrong bus. This happens so often that I decided to go with it... I will get lost and end up somewhere that I am supposed to be. I was really too tired to fight it and was not looking forward to going back to a trashed apartment. So I looked out the window, waited, and found myself at the ZOO!
I had heard wonderful things and it was right in front of me so I pushed passed my exhaustion. Usually, I find zoo's depressing, but I had been told the Taipei Zoo was something special. At first sight I could see it was true; a magical, wild oasis nestled in the steamy green mountains surrounding Taipei at the end of the Brown Line on the MRT.
Not only were the animals beautiful, the foliage was absolutely breathtaking. Their were orchids, bromeliads, water lilies; a cornucopia of tropical plants drawing you deeper into this breathtaking jungle atmosphere.
|Tortuga stowed away in my purse and we ran into a wise old friend of his named Lan Lou! Of course I had to take a picture.|