This Wednesday, we went to the San Diego Zoo. It was a long trip; it took about two hours to get there by van. Although I had never heard about the zoo before, I was really looking forward to it because San Diego is one of the most popular cities which is enthusiastically supported by many Japanese people. When I finally arrived at the zoo, the first impression I got was it is very similar to the cit of Los Angeles. For me, both cities were kind of cities for young people. Although our teachers gave us about five hours to walk around the zoo, it was not enough for me since the whole are of the zoo was gigantic and there were innumerable kinds of animals. Before going, I thought the exhibited animals were almost the same as at the Japanese zoo, but, actually, we could see a lot of rare animals in the zoo, which was the most surprising part of this trip.
One of the rare animals I saw was a California condor. As you can notice from the name of the animal, you can see them only in California. There are also similar types of birds in my country, Japan, but I was surprised at how big they are and by the very pretty pink color of their face. Furthermore, I was amazed by their dynamic flying with their big wings. Another rare animal I saw was Dwarf Mongoose. This animal was very tiny, so it was very difficult to see, but it was so cute when I could see its body and face. According to the information board, they usually live only in Sub Saharan Africa. After I saw this animal, I felt like visiting Africa to see these kinds of rare animals.
Afterwards, I had a light lunch with friends, and then we went to get henna tattoos on our bodies. Henna tattoos are also very popular in Japan, but I have never gotten one before, so I was very excited to get it. Although it was a little bit expensive, I was very glad to get it.
After we had a precious time at the zoo, we went to the Korean restaurant in Temecula which is the closest city to our campus. I was very happy to go there, as Korean food is one of my favorite foods. I had a Bibimbap which is my favorite Korean dishes. I felt like it was the most delicious Bibimbap I have ever eaten because I hadn’t eaten Korean food since I came here. This is all that we did on this trip. This trip was more fun than I had expected because I made great discoveries in the zoo!!