Perhaps it's a bit strange to visit a cemetery on a holiday, but after two days of busy Kiev, a day trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat, and lots of enthusiastic people who kept offering us vodka, s0y and I needed some silence. And this monumental cemetery gave us exactly what we needed, and more.
At a ten-minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station (or a ten-minute bike ride from my home) is Rotterdam Zoo (Dutch name: Diergaarde Blijdorp). For me it's a bit of nostalgia, but this is also one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. The enclosures are spacious and green, there are almost no fences (especially ditches) and the amount of animals is enormous.