After breakfast this morning, we made up our butties and set off to the zoo. As we now have our travel card we wanted to use the public transport to get to the zoo. Yesterday when we were enquiring which, buses and trains we would need to catch we were told it would be very difficult and the best option would be to book onto a tourist bus. We now obviously saw this as a challenge and this morning set off to the train station adamant on making our own way!
Not surprisingly we got to the zoo easily after the train connected perfectly with the bus which took us all the way there. We had a great day, took lots of photos and managed to watch a few of the feeding shows, including elephants, lions, monkeys and the "splash show" with the sea lions.
After five hours we left ready to catch the bus back to the city. At the bus stop we got talking to a couple of grannies who had arrived at the zoo via the tourist bus we were told to catch. They had been told they would have to wait 1 hour for the bus to pick them up and asked us how we were getting back. We explained that the public transport was great and really easy to use so they should jump on the bus with us. They weren't so keen, but we promised to stay with them and help them out until we arrived back into the city. They were both very grateful and we had done our good deed for the day.
That evening we planned to watch some Bollywood dancing as part of the dance festival being held at the Esplanade but unfortunately the heavens opened and it didn't stop raining all night so all we managed to do was run across the road to the local food court and spent the rest of the evening in the hostel.