Day two started with a fantastic buffet breakfast at the hotel and then with full bellies we headed off to catch the on off bus. You pay your fare and then you can get on and off this buss anytime during a 24 hour period. The bus goes around the city and outskirts and takes you to all the touristy places. Our first stop was the National Palace it was very beautiful and it would have been even better if you could go in and see it but unfortunately you can only see it through the gates. There were guards on horses and then another one each side carrying HUGE rifles. It would have been awesome to have gone we but us commoners just don't get a chance lol
Back on the bus and heading off to our next stop which was the National Museum. Not a great deal to see really but I did manage to see ancient skulls from 500,000 years ago. Got some photos which I will are all up above this post. From the museum we then went to the stop number 13 which was the National Monument and the butterfly park. Butterfly park was smelly and mosquito ridden. Glad we took mozzie repellent. There were some amazing butterflies as you can see from the photos. The bird park was next which we ended up walking to. My feet are a bit tired tonight but it is well worth it. The bird park was incredible and we had the best time. Jacob, Emma and I had photos taken with some beautiful birds. Jacob had a stunning blue/green macaw and I had the red one. Emma had an adorable little owl on her. It was amazing to walk around the park with all the birds just flying freely around you. It was now 1pm so we decided to stop at the restaurant at the bird park and have a quick bite to eat. Wedges and sauce, yeah we are really getting into the culture here lol. Took forever to get the bus back but finally it arrived. We were planning to go to Central Markets but by the time we got on the bus all we wanted to do was go back to the hotel and have a swim. Mind you it took another hour to get back due to the traffic being so heavy. Our swim plans were smashed when we got up there and were told that the pool had been closed due to the storm and lightning oh well back to the room for some serious relaxing.
Dinner was nice and easy in a little restaurant just over the road. It is funny here as the shops are all open from 10am until 10pm. Not a bad thing as it is much cooler to shop in the evening. Stopped at dunkin donuts and then came back here had showers and that brings you up to date. Tomorrow we are planning to just veg around, go to the Central Markets and just shop.
Hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday. Take care and stay safe.
Ok change of plans, it is too slow putting the photos on and I am ready for bed so I will add them tomorrow.