Monday, March 4, 2013

Consulate appointment, safari park and pizza - a full day!

Today we went to our 8:30 consulate appointment with Thalia, and then our guide and driver dropped us off at the Chimelong Safari Park for the day. We had a blast! The park was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the animals were amazing! The enclosures were very large and the animals appeared to have good care. It was incredible to see how many of each type of animal there were. It wasn't just a tiger or giraffe or elephant here and there, but whole herds of them! There were also babies being cared for by their parents, elephants trumpeting like crazy, and animals like lemurs and monkeys and large birds outside of their enclosures for all to see. It was so much fun. Thalia loved it, and we'd recommend it to anyone visiting Guangzhou. It was kind of pricey (200 yuan) but comparable to the San Diego Wild Animal Park and totally worth it. There's a 30 minute train ride included in the purchase price, and the rest of the park is explored on foot. You can also rent strollers for 20 yuan.

After the park, we went out for pizza at Calgary Stampede Pizza (which is right by our hotel) with the new friends we've met here. It was a great day!


  1. Great pictures! Looks like a fun day!! :)

  2. Looks like a really great park. Nice pictures. Looks like all had fun