I run around the lagoon. The lagoon is man-made and often smells of sewerage. (I’m not yet sure of the reason for this. I think it has something to do with the water circulation. Either way, this lagoon is definitely no swimming hole.)
Next to the lagoon is a big park. It’s a cross between a theme park, a carnival and a zoo. Last week on my run I witnessed 10 men trying to push a tiger into it’s cage. I’m not even joking.
Considering the amount of times we have walked or run past this park, we have never actually been into it. So this weekend, after some Saturday morning fish tacos we decided to check it out with Mika’s cousins.
As it turned out, the zoo was under construction. But we still managed to catch a glimpse of a tiger and on the little train we got a good look at a couple camels, zebras and a hyena. (Hyenas are creepy.) For an entry fee of 7 pesos, this was a pretty good deal.
Some snaps from a happy weekend (picture overload):
If you’re wondering why Mika looks practically naked next to her well-dressed cousins, it’s because we still haven’t got the memo that it’s cold here. Apparently we still think 30 degrees (celsius) is pretty hot. I know, I know, we’re strange.
(My mama is crazy)