While in Budapest: Visit the Budapest Zoo

About ninety years after the Schonbrunn Tiergarten opened, the Budapest Zoo (or Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert, in Hungarian) opened in 1866. It was about a 25 minute walk up Andrassy Street from my hostel and I ventured out to visit it on my second morning in Budapest, hoping I could get there and see the animals before the skies opened to rain as was expected … Continue reading While in Budapest: Visit the Budapest Zoo

Visiting the Oldest Zoo in the World: Tiergarten Schönbrunn

Ever since I missed my chance to visit the Warsaw Zoo in 2016, I try to go to zoos when I’m traveling whenever possible. I love animals and although zoos are controversial (is it cruel to the animals? are they unhappy?), I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather have members of these endangered species live in manmade habitats than risk relying on mankind having … Continue reading Visiting the Oldest Zoo in the World: Tiergarten Schönbrunn