Good Eatin’: Zoo Lates

List Item: Try 500 of the 1001 Foods You Must Try Before You Die

Food Item: Emmentaler

So this was a day that started like any other. I made my sandwiches for work (today featuring the sweet and nutty cheese Emmental with pair well with pastrami). Deadlines to be met, stickers to be stuck on the computer since I am moving desks etc. However, this was not a regular evening since my partner and I headed to London Zoo for a Zoo Late.

I love zoos. So going to a zoo on a warm August evening where there are no kids around is pretty much the perfect evening for me. Without kids everything just felt a lot more relaxed and civilized. True, there were people wearing animal onesies roaming around the zoo. True, there was many a pint of beer being consumed in front of the penguins. True,there was a silent disco. But still, no screaming or crying to be seen.

Food Item: Candy Floss

After a very weird (yet delicious) dinner of a pulled pork and mac n’ cheese toastie (don’t knock it until you try it) I noticed that there was someone selling candy floss. I have always enjoyed candy floss; especially watching it being made in the vat since it reminds me of a timelapse video of whispy mould growing on rotting melon (okay that’s kinda gross). Still, we needed to get some for the sake of dessert and to keep us company on the walk through the tunnel to the other side of the zoo.

We lucked out twice when it came the feeding times of the coatis and the otters (pictured). There are really fewer things cuter than the otters at feeding time, the way that they squeak and scamper around just makes me want to jump on in and take one home. Thing is… other than the bath tub I don’t really have an otter. There really needs to be more reasons to stop me from committing grand theft otter.

Before making our leave from the zoo we paid a visit to the giraffes and the okapis (pictured). At 9pm it was still light and I was feeling a bit dopey after a long week at work. Needless to say I fell asleep as my head hit the pillow that night.

Progress: 162/500


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