usefulness of this became evident the moment we arrived as, although it
was pouring with rain, we managed to have lunch in a tropical paradise.
is difficult to choose a favourite attraction (these included the tropical
and desert houses, islands on which you can walk among monkeys and lemurs,
a huge submarine-themed aquarium [and we didn't get to see everything])
though I think for pure (and unexpected) excitement, the falconry display
perhaps won. This was even more remarkable as it took place in about the
only dry half-an-hour of the day.
monkeys and lemurs were both living free on their own little islands and
therefore we were able to walk right among them (one even having a ride
on my shoulder). Of course, put this in a Belgian setting and you inevitably
have unsupervised children running riot, terrorizing the animals.