As our third day started, and Zac and I had a second vending machine coffee of the day, we decided we wanted to see some mothafuckin' PANDAS. I've personally never seen a panda up close in personal in my life so venturing to the nearby Ueno Zoo nestled in the ginormous Ueno Park was a must.
It cost 500 yen to enter the park (about 4 USD), where the two pandas were the first animals on display when we entered. About 1 in 2 people had a camera attached to them (me being one of them), eager to capture an image of the illusive creatures who apparently are begging to go extinct:
When we reached the pandas, they were both laying on their back's, eating bamboo, not giving a fuck. And that's all they did. It was great. Pandas are majestic creatures.
So we saw the pandas for a little bit and decided to venture deeper into Ueno Zoo's heart of darkness. Before I go on, let's set the scene: it was around 80 degrees with 90% humidity. I was wearing a bro-tank and feeling miserable; I can't imagine how the animals were feeling in such temperatures -- they didn't seem happy. With that being said... ENJOY THE PHOTOS!
I think this will probably be the saddest entry I'll post -- it can only go up from here, so stay tuned! Tokyo definitely isn't a bad place, zoos just tend to be.
I've started a collection of all the broken English signs that Zac and I have seen while wandering through Tokyo, so stay tuned for that. It be no sad, much funny happy time.