Early in February, I took the kids to the zoo by myself. It was an adventure -- Like Salam Park, the zoo is always packed on the weekends.
Sebby was far more content to wander around than to sit in his stroller. He kept getting lost in a sea of abayas, but luckily, the Arab women are so attentive to children that one woman or another kept bringing him back to me. Misha was a big help to me, too.
Tiny Sebby fearlessly sets off to explore.
A day at the zoo: everyone had the same idea. Just stay away from the food court!
An impressive lion. I love my 14-times zoom!
The monkeys are so used to being fed that they scorned our Cheerios and preferred popcorn.
The elephant was a hit with my kids as well as everyone else's kids. I heard lots of shouts of "Shuf! Al fil! Al fil!" ("Look - the elephant! The elephant!") Last time we came, the elephant was indoors, so we were happy to see him this time.
A white tiger.