The San Diego Zoo is probably (definitely?) the most popular tourist destination in San Diego, so as new residents of America’s Finest City: we had to check it out! It’s located in the heart of Balboa Park: we live a short walk from the northeast corner of the park, so we decided to ride our bikes over to the zoo. We headed there early on a Sunday morning to try and beat the crowds, which was totally the right move. We got there a few minutes after opening at 9am, and were able to enjoy a lot of the zoo without many crowds. By the time we left around lunchtime, there were quite a lot of strollers and crying children negotiating for the same space to see the animals.Visiting the San Diego Zoo

To be honest, I have some mixed feelings about zoos (like most people do in 2017). The San Diego Zoo is actually a nonprofit, and its main goal is to end extinction, so there is a huge focus on conservation and education. I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to travel and have seen in the wild so many of the animals we saw in the zoo (especially on safari in South Africa), but it’s still such an incredible and mind-opening experience to see them up-close in a zoo. And to be completely honest, one of my main reasons for wanting to visit the zoo was the aerial tram–and it was just as great as expected!

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Of the moment // 8.11.17

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One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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