The excitement continues as our explorative boys march into their sixth day here in the UK. Today, they have a safari-like experience!
Today was a truly brilliant day. It was a whole day to a magnificent zoo.
The day started when we arrived at the zoo after a whole hour on the stuffy coach. We were relieved to breathe in the fresh air and immediately headed off to the Europe side to see, for instance, the bears and lynxes first. Then we got to the base camp side. But before that, we were eating our pack lunches. That shouldn't be special at all, but when it was raining cats and dogs and freezing like mad at the same time, it became the most special thing in the whole day!
We arrived at the butterfly house, not only for sheltering, but also giving a bit more feeling to our tingling fingers and toes. The butterflies actually, loved to be toasty and warm, and now, so do us! We were both dried and warmed up while we admired the gorgeous butterflies flying above our steaming heads. (The water was evaporating😅)
Then we just charged to the souvenir shop, and it was already late afternoon. We got back for the dinner, and it was drama performances. We had half an hour to prepare, and we had a competition of the best play. We didn't win, but it was hillarious looking at all the play!
So good night now, and what a wonderful day it was!
Another day to make my journey magnificent. Today was a truly remarkable day to do something which could seldom be done in Hong Kong.
After a late wake-up and a befuddling breakfast, we all headed for the place we had all be longing for: the Whipsnade Zoo! Although it took quite a long ride there, we were all amazed at first sight as we saw the endless grasslands in front of us.
But that was just the beginning. There were lots more awaiting us. As we walked into the areas where animals lived, we came in sight of boars, lemars, reindeer and much more! However, the animals that fascinated me the most were definitely the penguins. I was first shocked to see them trotting out of their shelters to welcome us in such a broad daylight! I learnt that some species of penguins were used to surviving in hot and sunny areas. Then, it started raining cats and dogs in all of a sudden and the temperature descended frantically. Still, the penguins showed no signs of panic and continued to stand right there. It wasn't until now that I realized penguins were so strong and "indestructible" animals.
Time flew and it was such a short time before we had to leave the zoo. And after dinner, there was another exciting activity.
We were split into our groups and started preparing for our drama plays to prepare half an hour for a five-minute drama act. (Yep, it's improvised drama.) We had fun collaborating with ideas and interpreting lines with humorous attitudes. Although my group lost out slightly on the grand prize, we still had a nice laugh before bedtime.
So that's it today and I bet there's more to come!