Prague 2014: Prague Zoo
As much as I love the monkey and ape family, the zoo isn't somewhere I'd ordinarily go when I'm abroad but Prague zoo proved too much of a draw.
Firstly it was voted (by Forbes magazine) as the seventh best zoo in the world. IN THE WORLD! Secondly it cost less than £7 to go in.
I wonder, what makes a zoo that good?
On the hottest day of our week - 26c feeling like 30c+ - we decided a visit would be a good move as we will get shade and shelter and plenty of cold drink stops.
It's not long before we realise what makes it good. Despite the long line to get in at 10am (an hour after it opens) we move in pretty swiftly and begin to see how vast this place is. We may cover half of it on this sticky August day.
Firstly the low prices go throughout, the cafés, restaurants and drinks. At UK attractions, typically it's more pricey and of a lower quality.
However what impresses is how all the animals live in the most natural habitats possible. They are just beautiful and nowhere feels like a zoo as we see so many elephants roaming around their enclosure and the three lions with so much room to move including pools of water to cool down in.
There aren't as many apes but they leave me breathless nonetheless. They have a huge outside area to get up to no good in and inside bit where they make their own beds to sleep in. And because of the time of the year the babies are now wondering around and no longer clinging to their mothers but waiting for feeding time just like the rest of their family.
There is a little room inside which you can see their food being prepared. Oh to look out of my window while I'm working and see apes there every day!