Well this ended up being a spontaneous outing for me and little Samudra and we ended up having lots of fun together exploring the zoo and meeting people. I had been planning to go and cover The Color Run this morning as I had been given a media invitation, but after waiting 40 minutes for a taxi that never turned up and appeared to be lost when I checked the tracking on my taxi app, I decided to change my plan.
Time kept ticking on and I was torn whether to venture over to Taman Suropati for Samudra to play on the grass or just walk around the complex as it was already 8.00am and from this time onwards Jakarta sunshine starts getting too hot. I decided I was too lazy to go to Menteng so would just walk around the complex, but as I was walking I changed my mind (eeek!) and decided to go have some fun with my little ray of sunshine. We left the pram at the security entrance to the complex and walked out to find a taxi – it’s impossible to push a pram outside the gates as there is no footpath and too much traffic.. so we jumped in the first cab we saw and headed up to the zoo. It was so packed by the time we got there with huge groups of kids (scouts, athletics club kids, etc) and everyone wanted to take photos of the ‘bule baby’. Samudra was more interested in walking around looking at the animals or his shoes and making new little friends than stopping for so many photos. He got pecked by the peacock sticking his fingers in the wire and instead of crying, he started laughing and dancing around and wanted more!
We watched the baby elephants splashing around, the orangutans covering their heads with huge leaves and a black bear chasing a huge lizard with a dead mouse in its mouth (yuck!).
It was a fun mini adventure and great way to start a lazy Sunday.
I hope you had a fun weekend wherever in the world you are too.