Chiang Mai is a bustling city with lots to do and see surrounded by a relaxing atmosphere where cafes filled with farongs** line every inch of the streets. With a relaxing day already checked off the list, we decided to make an action packed day for ourselves. Adventure number 1: The Chiang Mai Zoo.
** Farongs: the Thai word for westerner. Can be used both in a derogatory or simply in an explanatory fashion.
I reached back into the memory bank to determine if I had ever been to a zoo. The only thing I could come up with was the Catskill game farm, which is nothing close to a zoo. I must have missed my elementary field trip to the Bronx Zoo. Oh well! It made going to this zoo even more exciting. Once I got passed the sadness of these beautiful creatures being caged in, it was amazing to see them up close and personal. Each animal had such different characteristics and habitats. The more I got to thinking about it, I realized, how is that different from any of us? The world is made up of all different types of people and I wouldn't want it any other way. It's how this beautiful world works. Here's a couple pictures to name a few!
|The love birds...|
|the gossipers at the watering hole|
|worrying mother bird's|
|the wise elders|
|the divas (he totally knew he was getting his picture taken)|
|nothing better to do's|
|the traveler's sending love back home!|