Not Just A Typical Tuesday

Since my sister had her days off because of her sore throat and my cousin was back from Australia with her little son and husband, we spent a day at Saigon zoo and botanical gardens. It's the oldest zoo in Vietnam with 150 years' subsistence. I made some new friends, yes, they are goats, elephants, giraffes and monkeys lol. Located in the city, the animals don't have much wild space for themselves. They were lazy, they all slept when I visited and I had to opened my eyes so wide to recognize where they were. Needless to say, they were very lonely :(
There was an elephant doing yoga,  she reminded me of the naked one in Zootopia (I highly recommend this animated movie for anyone who hasn't watched it). All of them reminded me of Zootopia, but a lazier version. And yes, a naked version of animals.
If you have been to larger zoos like in Singapore, Thailand or other countries, you might feel confused about this one because it is too small to be a zoo. However, this zoo is in the middle of the city and isn't it so cool to have wild animals in the city where you live?
If you live in Vietnam or you are a visitor in Vietnam, visit this place and visit these lovely animals, you can watch them sleep, eat, lay down, do nothing and be some sort of artifact (not trying to be mean here). They are city animals, they don't do much.


We had lunch at Cục Gạch Quán, a Vietnamese restaurant. They serve traditional dishes in typical Viet family meals like rice, thịt kho, cá kho, gỏi, rau xào, canh, chè, ... (They are Viet food written Viet names so please look up Google to know what they are). What I like most is the tofu with lemongrass, yummy!! Make sure that you ask the waiter or waitress if you have ordered enough food for you and your friend(s).

Sorry for having no photos of me, I guess I was exited observing the animals. I really, really experimented my typical tuesday. Just forgot about my hectic life for a moment...


  1. You forgot to mention the best coffee in town.


  2. such pretty pictures! it really looked like a good time. also gotta love viet food!

  3. first things first, I just found out about your blog, and absolutely love it.
    the theme of the blog, the header, and ofcoure, being the shirmp lover that i am, I FREAKING LOVED IT.

    2nd, its kind of sad that they get to do not much because of the space, hopefully they do something about it so the next time you visit, you wouldnt have to open your eyes wide, and they get to move around happily.

    3rd, I FREAKING LOVE ZOOTOPIA. had to get that off my chest, it was something I had to do, having u mentioned it. lol

    hope you can visit my blog, I would love to hear from you!
    love always, Ena Cui

    1. Thank you so much, Ena! I hope they will do more when I visit them the next time. :)

  4. this looks so cool, i'd love to visit one day since i'm half vietnamese and have never been!

    danielle | avec danielle

  5. Your photos look so nice! I should definitely visit the Zoo more often. Plus, that lunch... yum!

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

    1. Thank you, Margarita! Btw I really like your name!