Did you know that Zoo is one of the hard words for Chinese people to say? Any word that starts with Z is tricky but Zoo is a hard one. It’s one that I repeated over and over again to my students as well as my Chinese friends.

Today I wanted to go to the Zoo!

Oaklawn Farm is Nova Scotia’s largest zoo with the largest display of “Big Cats” and “Primates” in Eastern Canada. It’s about an hour drive from our home and we decided that a nice Sunday drive to Ayelsford in the Annapolis Valley to check it out would be fun. This small zoo, more like a large farm was so terrific. Very clean…the animals, the cages everything. This is a huge difference after visiting many Asian zoos over the last few years.

DSC06579 DSC06578 DSC06389 DSC06385 DSC06393 DSC06424 DSC06432 DSC06457

DSC06502 DSC06520 DSC06529 DSC06539 DSC06545 DSC06558 DSC06565 DSC06572

Loved this camel! It was so clean and friendly compared to the camel I rode in China.

DSC06437 DSC06438

Oh…and the Capybara 🙂 Funny animal. Saw lots of these in Brazil.

DSC06478 DSC06473 DSC06480

DSC06381 DSC06370 DSC06366 DSC06376 DSC06380

DSC06503 DSC06495 DSC06496 DSC06497


Ya’ll come back now!



Published by

Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s