I'm trying to walk off all of the food I've been blogging about, by taking regular walks. 'Regular' they haven't been, the old sleep pattern has been out of whack.
But I was inspired last night when I discovered I'd lost a couple of kilos on one of those PUBLIC scales, that plays REALLY LOUD CARNIVAL MUSIC when you climb aboard and has a REALLY LARGE digital read out of your weight...for the WHOLE NEIGHBOURHOOD to see.
Today I woke up early enough to escape the heat of the day and wandered up to, around and back from Nong Buak Hard (or Hat) Public Park.
It's not a large, but it's pretty and peaceful. A path way winds around the parimeter and the central pond, which runs nearly the full length of the park.
The statue in the centre of the park is quite interesting due to her multiple faces, arms, legs, hands and swords.
Perhaps to represent 'movement'? Either way, I wouldn't like to run into her in a dark alley. *Post edit - maybe she's a wrathful deity?
You can hire a bamboo mat and legally take a nap under a tree or buy fish fodder to feed some of the locals..
...from here, if you like...
...and a play area for the kids.
The city moat just outside of the park.
Some of Chiang Mai's many elephant statues...
...part of an overgrown park or temple grounds on the way home.
All in all a enjoyable walk and best of all I can feel a little Pad Thai and Green Curry slowly melting off my thighs.
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