The Labyrinth of Budapest (Sorry, no David Bowie)

Last time, we left off discussing the theme of movies I loved when I was a kid (and still do) like The Princess Bride. So let’s continue that theme and talk about the movie Labyrinth.

Chances are if you loved The Princess Bride, you also loved Labyrinth. And probably Willow and The Dark Crystal. If we are totally honest, these movies are dated now, given the advances in special effects. But watching them as an adult, you still see past the cheesy 80s keyboard music soundtracks, the bad wigs and fake backdrops and remember the spirit of the stories, which transported your eight or ten year old self to adventures in far off lands.

You see where I’m going with this, right?

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Is That A Parrot Riding A Bike?!


I did not have high expectations going to visit the Chiang Mai Zoo. On the whole, I am not a zoo person, for the same reason that I am not a circus person. I always end up feeling badly for the animals, no matter how spacious their enclosures are and how happy they seem. Wild animals belong in the wild.

That being said, the Chiang Mai Zoo had just welcomed a new baby panda when I was in town, and it was hard not to be sucked in by the promise of incredible adorable-ness.

Too hard, in fact, so I went to the zoo.

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