Friday, December 21, 2007

The lake near our house

You can see this lake on Google Earth. It is at the end of our street and across Road 70. We figure the path around the lake is about 1km and have been known to run 5 quick laps for lack of a better workout. Catherine goes to the park here with the aya and she really loves strolling around the lake. Molson, unfortunately, is not allowed in this park or any other here for that matter. We really miss our Arlington County dog parks! He would probably just want to go swimming anyway...and the water (if you can call it that) is really more sewage (lovely, i know!). Many Bangladeshis exercise in this park by walking around the lake in circles. I run on the left and pass on the right (like the cars here) and not the other way like at home. Mostly men walking, although there are some women that walk in full saris or shalwar kameez and usually don;t have good walking/running shoes on. I have never seen a Bangladeshi woman run in the 4 months I have been here.

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