the expo

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the view from travellers hostel

as vinicius and i sat having lunch today. i realized i go home in 4 days!!! :o( well technically 5, but the 5th day is a travel day so it doesn't count!

anyhow we spent the whole day at the parque das nacoes - the site of the 1998 world expo.  now it boasts europe's biggest oceanarium, plus some other attractions like an interactive knowledge museum etc...

personally i get along extremely well with oceanariums and zoos-they're so much fun and i always get lost for hours there. i just love them and cant get enough! i'm the same way with cathedrals-i go in each and every one i have time for in every city. it's a disease really is what it is.

we spent...3 or 4 hours in the oceanarium alone watching all the animals-this time penguins included!  the otters were also a favorite as we caught them during feeding time-Adorable with a capital A.  we stood for a good 15 minutes watching them use their little paws to peel the shrimp before eating them while splashing around on their backs.  i swear they were just showing off!

after a bounce for vinicius in some moon-walking contraption in the knowledge center and a ride on the air tram, it was back to the hostel for a siesta. this is seriously my type of country.

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the view from travellers hostel
the view from travellers hostel
crazy huge sun fish!
crazy huge sun fish!
stingray...
stingray...
penguins!
penguins!
manta ray??
manta ray??
sea otters!
sea otters!
me in shadow
me in shadow
baby ray
baby ray
i love this fish and this photo fo…
i love this fish and this photo f…
nemo!
nemo!
the mall
the 'mall'
Lisbon
photo by: Johnpro